Pyrolysis of two different biomass samples in a fixed-bed reactor combined with two different catalysts

Ates F., Putun A. E., Putun E.

FUEL, vol.85, no.12-13, pp.1851-1859, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 12-13
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2006.01.015
  • Journal Name: FUEL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1851-1859
  • Keywords: biomass, Euphorbia rigida, sesame stalk, catalytic pyrolysis, bio-oil, EUPHORBIA-RIGIDA, RENEWABLE ENERGY, GASIFICATION, CONVERSION, HYDROGEN, HYDROPYROLYSIS, CHEMICALS, PRODUCT, YIELDS, FUELS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Pyrolysis of Euphorbia rigida and sesame stalk biomass samples with two selected commercial catalyst, namely DHC-32 and HC-K 1.3Q, have been conducted in a fixed-bed reactor. The effect of different catalysts and their ratio (5, 10 and 20% w/w) and pyrolysis temperature (500 and 750 degrees C) on the pyrolysis product yields were investigated and the obtained results were compared with similar experiments without catalyst. Bio-oil yield was increased comparing with non-catalytic experiments, at final pyrolysis temperature of 500 degrees C for both biomass samples and catalysts. In the catalytic experiments; when the temperature reached to 750 degrees C, although bio-oil product yield was reduced, the gas product yield was increased comparing with non-catalytic experiments.