Catalytic Microwave Preheated Co-pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomasses: A study on biofuel production and its characterization


In this present study, microwave pre-treatment has been used for sustainable biofuel production from three different biowastes through catalytic aided co-pyrolysis techniques. The experimental investigations have been carried out to develop biofuel at temperature (350-550℃), heating rate (15-50℃/min) and particle size (0.12-0.38mm). The resultant biofuels were characterized using TGA, DTA, FE-SEM, FTIR spectroscopy and NMR spectrum. The pyrolysis process of biomasses without and with catalyst resulted in the yield rate of 29-37% and 39-51% respectively. Moreover, the CaO catalytic co-pyrolysis process of pomegranate peel, groundnut shell and palmcone wastes with a ratio of 50:50 at 0.25mm particle size has resulted in the highest yield rate of 51.6%. The NMR result of bio-oil samples produced hydroxyl group and aliphatics which clearly state the suitability of bio-oils for automotive application. The bio-oil had promising fuel characteristics consisting more energy density (29.1MJ/kg), less oxygen content and free of nitrogen.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
Additional Information: © 2021, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Funding: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support offered by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi, India under the DST-SERB(EEQ) scheme [Project No: EEQ/2018/000725] and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India [Project No. BT/PR31259/PBD/26/756/2019) for providing financial support to carry put this project.
Publication ISSN: 1873-2976
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2021 11:54
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Published Date: 2021-11-19
Published Online Date: 2021-11-19
Accepted Date: 2021-11-16
Authors: Jennita Jacqueline, P.
Shenbaga Muthuraman, V.
Karthick, C.
Alaswad, Abed (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7828-7924)
Velvizhi, G.
Nanthagopal, K.

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