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Renewable Bio-phenols from in-situ and ex-situ Catalytic Pyrolysis of Douglas Fir Pellet over Biobased Activated Carbons

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ABSTRACT: In-situ and ex-situ catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis vapors from Douglas Fir pellets in the presence of activated carbon (AC) prepared by chemical activation was studied in a microwave pyrolyzer. The in-situ catalytic upgrading configuration gave lower bio-oil yields (10.25-25.5 wt. %) than ex-situ catalytic upgrading configuration (20.03-32 wt.%). The bio-oil yield from the in-situ upgrading process was significantly affected by both catalytic reaction temperature and catalyst to biomass ratio. However, the bio-oil yield from ex-situ upgrading process was only significantly affected by catalyst to biomass ratio. Bio-oils compositional analysis indicated that the ex-situ upgrading process generated higher phenols concentration (4.14-19.76 mg/ml) than in-situ upgrading (4.14-9.90 mg/ml). However, the selectivity of phenols from in-situ upgrading process reflected by the peak area percentages was higher than that from ex-situ upgrading. The catalyst recycling tests showed that the prepared AC catalyst can be reused for three times in phenol-rich bio-oil production via catalytic microwave pyrolysis.

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The article was received on 20 Dec 2017, accepted on 13 Feb 2018 and first published on 13 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00607A
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Renewable Bio-phenols from in-situ and ex-situ Catalytic Pyrolysis of Douglas Fir Pellet over Biobased Activated Carbons

    Z. yang, H. Lei, K. qian, Y. zhang and E. villota, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00607A

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