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Title: Low temperature catalytic pyrolysis of corn-stalks- Anovel route to the production of Bio-oil and valuable chemical feedstock.
Authors: Eseyin, Anthonia E.
El-Giar, Emad M.
Keywords: Conventional pyrolysis
Pd-Doped -Al2O3
Unextracted Lignocellulose
Thermal Decomposition
Retention Time
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: International Journal of Science and Technology
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;No. 3: Pp 132-142
Abstract: Dry corn stalks were catalytically and uncatalytically thermally decomposed at 300 oC for different retention times (2-6 h). The catalyst employed in the pyrolysis process was Pd-doped -Al2O3. The bio-oils produced were detected and identified using a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The results showed that the presence of the catalyst increased the bio-oil yield by approximately 50% relative to the uncatalyzed process. The bio-oils produced were found to contain carboxylic acids, esters, alcohols, phenols, alkanes, guaiacols, multi-component compounds, and miscellaneous oxygenates. Some of the compounds identified were produced in large volumes. The results of this study indicate that low-temperature catalytic pyrolysis of corn stalks is a promising technology for the commercial production of bio-oil and valuable chemical feedstock.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3249
ISSN: 2049-7318
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