Biocrude from biomass: pyrolysis of cottonseed cake

Ozbay N., Putun A., Uzun B., Putun E.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.24, no.3-4, pp.615-625, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0960-1481(01)00048-9
  • Journal Name: RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-625
  • Keywords: cottonseed cake, pyrolysis, bio-oil, biomass, FIXED-BED PYROLYSIS, PRODUCT YIELDS, OIL, HYDROPYROLYSIS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Fixed-bed pyrolysis experiments have been conducted on a sample of cottonseed cake to determine the possibility of being a potential source of renewable fuels and chemicals feed-stocks, in two different reactors, namely a tubular and a Heinze retort. Pyrolysis atmosphere and pyrolysis temperature effects on the pyrolysis product yields and chemical composition have been investigated. The maximum oil yield of 29.68% was obtained in N-2 atmosphere at a pyrolysis temperature of 550 degreesC with a heating rate of 7(C degrees) min(-1) in a tubular reactor. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.