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CHAPTER 1

Prospects for Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass

Fast pyrolysis has gained worldwide interest as a platform for production of drop-in biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and other bio-based products. In the last few years, research has moved from essentially empirical investigations to more fundamental studies of chemical and physical mechanisms of pyrolysis. This book is organized into 12 chapters to cover recent advances in fast pyrolysis science and technology. This chapter provides an overview of the principals, reactors and history of fast pyrolysis. It also outlines the topics covered in the following chapters, which include chemistry of thermal deconstruction, computational modeling, product characterization and utilization, catalytic pyrolysis, and economic analysis of fast pyrolysis systems.

Publication details

Print publication date
07 Jul 2017
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-618-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-024-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-186-0

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series