The effect of a sweeping gas flow rate on the fast pyrolysis of biomass

Gercel H.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.24, no.7, pp.633-642, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908312.2002.11877438
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-642
  • Keywords: biomass, sunflower-pressed bagasse, fast pyrolysis, synthetic fuel, FIXED-BED PYROLYSIS, EUPHORBIA-RIGIDA, STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS, HYDROGEN PRESSURE, YIELDS, OIL, HYDROPYROLYSIS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.)-pressed bagasse pyrolysis experiments 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 have been investigated. The maximum bio-oil yield of 46.62 wt% was obtained in a nitrogen atmosphere with a nitrogen flow rate of 25 cm(3) min(1) and at a pyrolysis temperature of 550degreesC with a heating rate of 300degreesC min(1). The chemical characterization showed that the oil obtained from sunflower-pressed bagasse may be potentially valuable as fuel and chemical feedstocks.