Production and characterization of pyrolysis liquids from sunflower-pressed bagasse

Gercel H.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.85, no.2, pp.113-117, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0960-8524(02)00101-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-117
  • Keywords: biomass, sunflower-pressed bagasse, fixed-bed reactor, pyrolysis, bio-oil, energy, FIXED-BED PYROLYSIS, EUPHORBIA-RIGIDA, HYDROGEN PRESSURE, BIOMASS, OIL
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Pyrolysis experiments on sunflower (Helianthus annus L.)-pressed bagasse were performed in a fixed-bed tubular reactor. The effects of nitrogen flow rate and final pyrolysis temperature on the pyrolysis product yields and chemical compositions were investigated. The maximum bio-oil yield of 52.10 wt.% was obtained in a nitrogen atmosphere with flow rate of 50 ml min(-1) and at a pyrolysis temperature of 550 degreesC with a heating rate of 5 degreesC s(-1). The chemical characterization results showed that the oil obtained from sunflower-pressed bagasse may be a potentially valuable source as fuel or chemical feedstocks. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.