Study of the potential valorisation of heavy metal contaminated biomass via phytoremediation by fast pyrolysis: Part II: Characterisation of the liquid and gaseous fraction as a function of the temperature

C. Lievens, J. Yperman*, T. Cornelissen, R. Carleer

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Abstract

Fast pyrolysis of heavy metal contaminated birch (CMB), resulting from phytoremediation, is investigated. The effect of the pyrolysis temperature (673, 773, 873 K) on the composition and evolution of the bio-oil/tar fraction and the gas fraction has been studied. The knowledge of the composition of the gaseous and liquid pyrolysis fractions, as a function of the pyrolysis temperature, affects directly future applications and valorisation of the pyrolysis products and are indispensable for making and selecting the proper thermal conditions for their optimal use. In view of the future valorisation of this heavy metal contaminated biomass, the pyrolysis temperature is imperative, because some of the heavy metals can volatilize at temperatures generally used for the co-combustion or fast pyrolysis of biomass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1906-1916
Number of pages11
JournalFuel
Volume87
Issue number10-11
Early online date21 Nov 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Fast pyrolysis
  • Phytoremediation
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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