Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Energy Fuels

Volume

24

First Page

5199

Last Page

5209

DOI

10.1021/ef100655n

Abstract

Pyrolysis of biomass produces both pyrolysis oil and solid char. In this study, poplar has been pyrolyzed in a stepwise fashion over a series of temperatures from 200 to 500 °C, and both the primary products contributing to pyrolysis oil and the changes in the pyrolyzing poplar surface leading toward char have been characterized at each step. The primary products were identified by direct analysis in real time (DART) mass spectrometry, and the changes in the poplar surface were monitored using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) photoacoustic spectroscopy, with a sampling depth of a few micrometers. The primary products from pyrolyzing cellulose, xylan, and lignin under similar conditions were also characterized to identify the sources of the poplar products.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article in Energy Fuels 24 (2010): 5199, doi:10.1021/ef100655n. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Roger W. Jones, et al

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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