Review of physicochemical properties and analytical characterization of lignocellulosic biomass


Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant and renewable material in the world for the production of biofuels. Using lignocellulosic biomass derived biofuels could reduce reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to climate change mitigation. A profound understanding of the physicochemical properties of lignocellulosic biomass and the analytical characterization methods for those properties is essential for the design and operation of associated biomass conversion processing facilities. The present article aims to present a comprehensive review of physicochemical properties of lignocellulosic biomass, including particle size, grindability, density, flowability, moisture sorption, thermal properties, proximate analysis properties, elemental composition, energy content and chemical composition. The corresponding characterization techniques for these properties and their recent development are also presented. This review is intended to provide the readers systematic knowledge in the physicochemical properties of lignocellulosic biomass and characterization techniques for the conversion of biomass and the application of biofuels.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Funding: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) ECOFUEL Program (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES Grant 246772), National Natural Science Foundation of China through Grant No. 51376121; EPSRC (EP/M01343X/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: lignocellulosic biomass,physicochemical properties,analytical characterization,biofuel,biomass conversion,Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Publication ISSN: 1879-0690
Last Modified: 27 May 2024 07:18
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 16:30
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-09
Published Online Date: 2017-03-18
Accepted Date: 2017-03-13
Submitted Date: 2016-10-31
Authors: Cai, Junmeng
He, Yifeng
Yu, Xi (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3574-6032)
Banks, Scott W (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4291-2572)
Yang, Yang (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2075-3803)
Zhang, Xingguang
Yu, Yang
Liu, Ronghou
Bridgwater, Anthony V (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7362-6205)

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