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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|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Remedial Sciences|
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