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Production of phenols and biofuels by catalytic microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass.
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PMID:  22261662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Catalytic microwave pyrolysis of biomass using activated carbon (AC) was investigated to determine the effects of pyrolytic conditions on the yields of phenol and phenolics. Bio-oils with high concentrations of phenol (38.9%) and phenolics (66.9%) were obtained. These levels were higher than those obtained by pyrolysis without AC addition and were closely related to the decomposition of lignin. A high concentration of esters (42.2% in the upgraded bio-oil) was obtained in the presence of Zn powder as catalyst and formic acid/ethanol as reaction medium. Most of the esters identified by GC-MS were long chain fatty acid esters. The high content of phenols and esters obtained in this study can be used as partial replacement of petroleum fuels after separation of oxygenates or as feedstock for organic syntheses in the chemical industry after purification.
Quan Bu; Hanwu Lei; Shoujie Ren; Lu Wang; Qin Zhang; Juming Tang; Roger Ruan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-3
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Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biological, Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA 99354-1671, USA.
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