Co-pyrolysis of oil shale and biomass

KILIÇ M., POYRAZ Z., Pütün A. E., Pütün E.

24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2011, Novi-Sad, Serbia, 4 - 07 July 2011, pp.3698-3704 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Novi-Sad
  • Country: Serbia
  • Page Numbers: pp.3698-3704
  • Keywords: Co-pyrolysis, Euphorbia rigida, Oil shale
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, co-pyrolytic behaviors of oil shale and Euphorbia rigida were investigated at different temperatures in a fixed bed reactor at 450, 500, and 550 °C with a heating rate of 10 °C min-1 in the presence of nitrogen atmosphere. The obtained solid product (char) and liquid product (bio-oil) were analyzed by using different types of characterization techniques. The characterization of char was performed in terms of its FT-IR spectroscopy, BET and SEM. The bio-oil was characterized by GC-MS and FT-IR spectroscopies. Experimental results showed co-pyrolysis of oil shale and biomass could be an environmentally friendly way for the transformation of these precursors into valuable products such as chemicals or fuels.