Phenols and fuels from catalytic microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass

Quan Bu, Hanwu Lei, Shoujie Ren, Lu Wang, Yupeng Liu, Jing Liang, Yi Wei, Qin Zhang, Juming Tang, Roger Ruan

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Abstract

Catalytic microwave pyrolysis of biomass using activated carbon (AC) was investigated to determine the effects of pyrolytic conditions on the yields of phenol and phenolics. The bio-oils with high concentrations of phenol (38.9%) and phenols (including phenol and alkyl substituted phenol) (66.9%) were obtained. The increase of phenols and decrease of guaiacols compared to pyrolysis without AC addition had a close relationship with the decomposition of lignin under the performance of activated carbon. The high content of phenol and phenolics obtained in this study can be used either as partial substituent of transportation fuel after hydroprocessing or as feedstock for organic synthesis and chemical industry after purification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages1147-1162
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781622762088
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
Volume2

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period7/29/128/1/12

Keywords

  • Activated carbon catalyst
  • Biomass
  • Guaiacol
  • Microwave pyrolysis
  • Phenol

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    Bu, Q., Lei, H., Ren, S., Wang, L., Liu, Y., Liang, J., Wei, Y., Zhang, Q., Tang, J., & Ruan, R. (2012). Phenols and fuels from catalytic microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012 (pp. 1147-1162). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; Vol. 2). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.