Element characteristic tolerance for semi-batch fixed bed biomass pyrolysis

Lim, Chun Hsion, Mohammed, Isah Yakub, Abakr, Yousif Abdalla, Kabir Kazi, Feroz, Yusup, Suzana and Lam, Hon Loong (2015). Element characteristic tolerance for semi-batch fixed bed biomass pyrolysis. IN: Chemical engineering transactions. Varbanov, Petar Sabev; Klemeš, Jirí Jaromír; Wan Alwi, Sharifah Rafidah; Yong, Jun Yow and Liu, Xia (eds) Chemical engineering transactions . Milano (IT): AIDIC.


Biomass pyrolysis to bio-oil is one of the promising sustainable fuels. In this work, relation between biomass feedstock element characteristic and crude bio-oil production yield and lower heating value was explored. The element characteristics considered in this study include moisture, ash, fix carbon, volatile matter, C, H, N, O, S, cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin content. A semi-batch fixed bed reactor was used for biomass pyrolysis with heating rate of 30 °C/min from room temperature to 600 °C and the reactor was held at 600 °C for 1 h before cooling down. Constant nitrogen flow (1bar) was provided for anaerobic condition. Sago and Napier glass were used in the study to create different element characteristic of feedstock by altering mixing ratio. Comparison between each element characteristic to crude bio-oil yield and low heating value was conducted. The result suggested potential key element characteristic for pyrolysis and provide a platform to access the feedstock element acceptance range.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545215
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Engineering(all)
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Published Date: 2015-10-01
Authors: Lim, Chun Hsion
Mohammed, Isah Yakub
Abakr, Yousif Abdalla
Kabir Kazi, Feroz
Yusup, Suzana
Lam, Hon Loong



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