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Title: Flash co-pyrolysis of biomass with polyhydroxybutyrate: Part 1. Influence on bio-oil yield, water content, heating value and the production of chemicals
Authors: CORNELISSEN, Tom
Jans, M
YPERMAN, Jan
REGGERS, Guy
SCHREURS, Sonja
CARLEER, Robert
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: FUEL, 87(12). p. 2523-2532
Abstract: Bio-oil obtained via flash pyrolysis shows potential to be applied as a renewable fuel. However, bio-oil often contains high amounts of water, which is a major drawback for its application. The influence of a biopolymer - polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) on the pyrolysis of willow is investigated using a semi-continuous home-built pyrolysis reactor. The flash co-pyrolysis of willow/PHB blends (w/w ratio 7:1, 3:1, 2:1 and 1:1) clearly shows particular merits: a synergetic increase in pyrolysis yield, a synergetic reduction of the water content in bio-oil, an increase in heating value, and a production of easily separable chemicals. The occurrence of synergetic interactions is observed based on a comparison between the actual pyrolysis results of the willow/PHB blends, the theoretical pyrolysis results calculated from the reference pyrolysis experiments (pure willow and pure PHB) and their respective w/w ratio. The co-pyrolysis of 1:1 willow/PHB shows the best overall results. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, Lab Appl Chem, CMK, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. XIOS, NuTeC, Dept IWT, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8371
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2008.02.024
ISI #: 000256726500021
ISSN: 0016-2361
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
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