Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Energy & Fuel

Volume

17

Issue

4

First Page

934

Last Page

939

DOI

10.1021/ef020260x

Abstract

This study utilizes a pilot-scale pyrolysis system to determine the enthalpy for pyrolysis for Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), Western White Pine (Pinus monticola), corn stover, and oat hulls. The analytical method uses an energy balance on a pyrolytic reactor. The energy required is measured at a fast pyrolysis reactor temperature near 500 °C using nitrogen as an inert fluidizing agent in a fluidized bed reactor. On a dry basis, the energy necessary to pyrolyze these fuels varies between 0.8 ± 0.2 MJ/kg for oat hulls and 1.6 ± 0.3 MJ/kg for pine.

Comments

Reprinted with permission from Energy Fuels, 2003, 17 (4), pp 934–939. Copyright 2003 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf