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Microwave pyrolysis of biomass within a liquid medium (2018)
Journal Article
Shepherd, B., Ryan, J., Adam, M., Beneroso Vallejo, D., Castaño, P., Kostas, E., & Robinson, J. (2018). Microwave pyrolysis of biomass within a liquid medium. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, doi:10.1016/j.jaap.2018.07.004. ISSN 0165-2370

A new approach to pyrolysis is demonstrated that uses microwave heating combined with an external liquid media at atmospheric pressure. The liquid acts as the inerting medium instead of the traditional inert gas, and also acts as a heat-sink to maint... Read More

Microwave fluidized bed for biomass pyrolysis. Part II: Effect of process parameters (2017)
Journal Article
Adam, M., Beneroso, D., Katrib, J., Kingman, S., & Robinson, J. P. (in press). Microwave fluidized bed for biomass pyrolysis. Part II: Effect of process parameters. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, doi:10.1002/bbb.1781. ISSN 1932-104X

The microwave fluidized bed process developed in Part I (DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1780), in which the heating heterogeneity issues are overcome, has been applied to the pyrolysis of biomass. The degree of pyrolysis was established by studying the behavior of... Read More

Microwave fluidized bed for biomass pyrolysis. Part I: Process design (2017)
Journal Article
Adam, M., Beneroso, D., Katrib, J., Kingman, S., & Robinson, J. P. (in press). Microwave fluidized bed for biomass pyrolysis. Part I: Process design. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, doi:10.1002/bbb.1780. ISSN 1932-104X

The production of bio-oils from microwave pyrolysis has received increasing attention from bioenergy researchers, but no studies reported to date have proposed reliable solutions to avoid thermal runaway. The motivation of this paper is to develop an... Read More

The application of microwave heating in bioenergy: A review on the microwave pre-treatment and upgrading technologies for biomass (2017)
Journal Article
Kostas, E. T., Beneroso, D., & Robinson, J. P. (2017). The application of microwave heating in bioenergy: A review on the microwave pre-treatment and upgrading technologies for biomass. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 77, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.135. ISSN 1364-0321

Bioenergy, derived from biomass and/or biological (or biomass-derived) waste residues, has been acknowledged as a sustainable and clean burning source of renewable energy with the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels (such as oil and natu... Read More

Microwave pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil production: Scalable processing concepts (2017)
Journal Article
Beneroso, D., Monti, T., Kostas, E., & Robinson, J. (2017). Microwave pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil production: Scalable processing concepts. Chemical Engineering Journal, 316, doi:10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.130. ISSN 1385-8947

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-prod... Read More