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Issue 6, 2019
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Using in vivo nickel to direct the pyrolysis of hyperaccumulator plant biomass

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Abstract

The effects of naturally occurring nickel in hyperaccumulator plants used for phytoremediation of contaminated soils on the microwave (MW) biomass pyrolysis are described for the first time. The presence of natural nickel appears to protect the hemicellulose component of the plant leading to 3 times lower yields of bio-gas and increased quantities of bio-char. The composition of the bio-oil is also affected.

Graphical abstract: Using in vivo nickel to direct the pyrolysis of hyperaccumulator plant biomass

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2018, accepted on 09 Nov 2018 and first published on 10 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC03015D
Citation: Green Chem., 2019,21, 1236-1240

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    Using in vivo nickel to direct the pyrolysis of hyperaccumulator plant biomass

    A. Doroshenko, V. Budarin, R. McElroy, A. J. Hunt, E. Rylott, C. Anderson, M. Waterland and J. Clark, Green Chem., 2019, 21, 1236
    DOI: 10.1039/C8GC03015D

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