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Microwave induced pyrolysis of oil palm biomass

Nasir Ani, Farid and Salema, Arshad Adam (2010) Microwave induced pyrolysis of oil palm biomass. Bioresource Technology, 102 (3). pp. 3388-3395. ISSN 0960-8524

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.09.115

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to carry out microwaveinducedpyrolysis of oilpalmbiomass (shell and fibers) with the help of char as microwave absorber (MA). Rapid heating and yield of microwavepyrolysis products such as bio-oil, char, and gas was found to depend on the ratio of biomass to microwave absorber. Temperature profiles revealed the heating characteristics of the biomass materials which can rapidly heat-up to high temperature within seconds in presence of MA. Some characterization of pyrolysis products was also presented. The advantage of this technique includes substantial reduction in consumption of energy, time and cost in order to produce bio-oil from biomass materials. Large biomass particle size can be used directly in microwave heating, thus saving grinding as well as moisture removal cost. A synergistic effect was found in using MA with oilpalmbiomass.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:oilpalmbiomass, pyrolysis, microwave, microwave absorber, bio-oil
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:26283
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 03:44
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 02:30

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