Fixed-bed pyrolysis of Daphne (Laurus nobilis L.) seed

Beis S., Duzenli D., Onay O., Kockar O.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.25, no.11, pp.1053-1062, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310390233577
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1053-1062
  • Keywords: biomass, daphne seed, pyrolysis, synthetic fuels, Laurus nobilis, PRODUCT YIELDS, SHELL
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Fixed-bed slow pyrolysis experiments have been conducted on a sample of daphne seed to determine the effects of pyrolysis temperature, particle size, and heating rate on the pyrolysis product yields and chemical compositions. The maximum oil yield of 34.4% was obtained at the final pyrolysis temperature of 500degrees C, particle size range of +0.425-0.85 mm, with a heating rate of 20degrees C min(-1) in a fixed-bed reactor. Some chromatographic and spectroscopic studies on the oil showed that the oil obtained from daphne seed can be used as a renewable fuel and chemical feedstock.