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Hydro-pyrolysis and catalytic upgrading of biomass and Its hydroxy residue fast pyrolysis vapors

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dc.contributor.author Liu, Yichen
dc.contributor.author Leahy, James J.
dc.contributor.author Grams, Jacek
dc.contributor.author Kwapinski, Witold
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-02T08:45:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-02T08:45:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8092
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Fast pyrolysis of Miscanthus, its hydrolysis residue and lignin were carried with a pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) followed by online vapor catalytic upgrading with sulfated ZrO2, sulfated TiO2 and sulfated 60 wt.% ZrO2-TiO2. The most evident influence of the catalyst on the vapor phase composition was observed for aromatic hydrocarbons,light phenols and heavy phenols. A larger amount of light phenols was detected, especially when 60 wt.% ZrO2-TiO2 was present. Thus, a lower average molecular weight and lower viscosity of bio-oil could be obtained with this catalyst. Pyrolysis was also performed at different pressures of hydrogen. The pressure of H2 has a great effect on the overall yield and the composition of biomass vapors. The peak area percentages of both aromatic hydrocarbons and cyclo-alkanes are enhanced with the increasing of H2 pressure. The overall yields are higher with the addition of either H2 or sulfated catalysts. This is beneficial as phenols are valuable chemicals, thus, increasing the value of bio-oil. The results show that the hydrolysis residue has the potential to become a resource for phenol production. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Energies;12, 3474
dc.subject Py-GC/MS en_US
dc.subject ZrO2 en_US
dc.subject TiO2 en_US
dc.subject biorefinery en_US
dc.subject acid hydrolysis en_US
dc.subject HDO en_US
dc.subject hydropyrolysis en_US
dc.title Hydro-pyrolysis and catalytic upgrading of biomass and Its hydroxy residue fast pyrolysis vapors en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en12183474
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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