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Microwave pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil production: Scalable processing concepts

Beneroso, D.; Monti, T.; Kostas, E.T.; Robinson, J.

Authors

D. Beneroso

T. Monti

E.T. Kostas

J. Robinson



Abstract

The pursuit of sustainable hydrocarbon alternatives to fossil fuels has prompted an acceleration in the development of new technologies for biomass processing. Microwave pyrolysis of biomass has long been recognised to provide better quality bio-products in shorter timescales compared to conventional pyrolysis. Although this topic has been widely assessed and many investigations are currently ongoing, this article gives an overview beyond the physico-chemical pyrolysis process and covers engineering aspects and the limitations of microwave heating technology. Herein, we provide innovative scalable concepts to perform the microwave pyrolysis of biomass on a large scale, including essential energy and material handling requirements. Furthermore, some of the possible socio-economic and environmental implications derived from the use of this technology in our society are discussed. Such potential concepts are expected to assist the needs of the industrial bioenergy community to move this largely studied process upwards in scale.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 15, 2017
Journal Chemical Engineering Journal
Print ISSN 1385-8947
Electronic ISSN 1385-8947
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 316
Pages 481-498
APA6 Citation Beneroso, D., Beneroso, D., Monti, T., Kostas, E., & Robinson, J. (2017). Microwave pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil production: Scalable processing concepts. Chemical Engineering Journal, 316, 481-498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.130
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.130
Keywords Microwave pyrolysis; Biofuels; Biomass pyrolysis; Microwave scale-up; Bio-oil production; Bioenergy
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894717301250
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Microwave pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil production: Scalable processing concepts; Journal Title: Chemical Engineering Journal; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.130; Content Type: article; Copyright: Crown Copyright © 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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