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Title: Study of the potential valorisation of heavy metal contaminated biomass via phytoremediation by fast pyrolysis: Part I. Influence of temperature, biomass species and solid heat carrier on the behaviour of heavy metals
Authors: LIEVENS, Caroline
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: FUEL, 87(10-11). p. 1894-1905
Abstract: Presently, little or no information of implementing fast pyrolysis for looking into the potential valorisation of heavy metal contaminated biomass is available. Fast pyrolysis of heavy metal contaminated biomass (birch and sunflower), containing high amounts of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn, resulting from phytoremediation, is investigated. The effect of the pyrolysis temperature (623, 673, 773 and 873 K) and the type of solid heat carrier (sand and fumed silica) on the distribution of the heavy metals in birch and sunflower pyrolysis fractions are studied. The goal of the set-up is "concentrating" heavy metals in the ash/char fraction after thermal treatment, preventing them to be released in the condensable and/or volatile fractions. The knowledge of the behaviour of heavy metals affects directly future applications and valorisation of the pyrolysis products and thus contaminated biomass. They are indispensable for making and selecting the proper thermal conditions for their maximum recovery. In view of the future valorisation of these biomasses, the amounts of the pyrolysis fractions and the calorific values of the obtained liquid pyrolysis products, as a function of the pyrolysis temperature, are determined. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Lab Appl Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Lab Environm Biol, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8313
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2007.10.021
ISI #: 000256008600017
ISSN: 0016-2361
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
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