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Thermal conversion of glucose to aromatic hydrocarbons via pressurized secondary pyrolysis.
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PMID:  21907574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, glucose, a primary building-block of biomass was subjected to secondary pyrolysis in a reactor that was retrofitted subsequent to a primary micro-pyrolysis reactor. It was observed that incorporation of a secondary reactor resulted in producing significant amounts of gasoline range hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbon yields improved further as a result of increasing pyrolysis reactor pressure and temperatures. The temperature of the secondary reactor was varied between 400 and 800°C and pressure between 0 and 150psi. This study indicates that secondary cracking of primary pyrolysis products of biomass oxygenates undergo gas-phase homogenous molecular restructuring. The result of this process is production of substantial amounts of thermodynamically stable gasoline-range hydrocarbons even in the absence of a catalyst.
Duminda A Gunawardena; Sandun D Fernando
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-9-12     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.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA.
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