New publications available on detailed kinetic modelling of fast pyrolysis of biomass to produce bio-oil

Our project partner Politecnico di Milano has recently summarised its research activities in two journal publications. The second one shows the first outcome dedicated to the work performed within Residue2Heat work performed by PTM. Check out the details online on the recent issue of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering dedicated to Computational Studies of Pyrolysis and upgrading of bio-oils:

  • Mathematical Modeling of Fast Biomass Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil Formation. Note I: Kinetic Mechanism of Biomass Pyrolysis.; Authors: Eliseo Ranzi, Paulo Eduardo Amaral Debiagi, and Alessio Frassoldati; ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017), vol 5, pp 2867–2881;DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b03096
  • Mathematical Modeling of Fast Biomass Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil Formation. Note II: Secondary Gas-Phase Reactions and Bio-Oil Formation; Authors: Eliseo Ranzi, Paulo Eduardo Amaral Debiagi, and Alessio Frassoldati; ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017), vol 5, pp 2882–2896; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b03098

Short Description
The recent issue of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering is dedicated to Computational Studies of Pyrolysis and upgrading of bio-oils. This issue covers research topics on biomass pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading from nanoscale design and discovery of a next generation of durable and cost-effective catalysts, to reactor- and process-scale analysis, scale-up, integration and operation. Our partner PTM showed that kinetic models able to model biomass pyrolysis and secondary gas-phase reactions are effective tools for the optimal design of this process. Secondary gas-phase reactions are important to characterize bio-oil yields and bio-oil combustion.

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