Hydropyrolysis of extracted Euphorbia rigida in a well-swept fixed-bed tubular reactor

Gercel H., Putun A., Putun E.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.24, no.5, pp.423-430, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310252889924
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-430
  • Keywords: hydropyrolysis, Euphorbia rigida, biomass, bio-oil, energy, SAMPLE CONFIGURATION, PYROLYSIS, BIOMASS, OIL, HYDROGEN, PRESSURE, YIELDS, STEAM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Tubular reactor fixed-bed hydropyrolysis experiments have been conducted on a sample of extracted Euphorbia rigida to determine the possibility of being a potential source of renewable fuels and chemical feedstock. The effects of hydropyrolysis temperature and heating rate on the hydropyrolysis yields and chemical compositions have been investigated. The maximum bio-oil yield of 39.8 wt% was obtained in H-2 atmosphere at a hydrogen pressure of 150 bar, a hydrogen flow rate of 5 dm(3) min(-1), a hydropyrolysis temperature of 550degrees C, and a heating rate of 100degrees C min(-1). Then this bio-oil was characterized by elemental analysis and H-1 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques.