Bio-oils and diesel fuel derived from alkaline treated empty fruit bunch (EFB)

Nor Aishah Saidina Amin , and Mailin Misson, and Roslindawati Haron , and Mohd Fadhzir Ahmad Kamaroddin, and Wan Nor Nadyaini Wan Omar, and Kok, Giap Haw (2012) Bio-oils and diesel fuel derived from alkaline treated empty fruit bunch (EFB). International Journal of Biomass & Renewables, 1 (1). pp. 6-14. ISSN 2289-1692


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In this work, EFB was chemically pretreated with di¬erent sodium hydroxide (NaOH) concentration. Pyrolysis was conducted in the presence of HZSM-5 after the pretreatment step to assess the e¬ects of pretreatment process on bio-oil production. Conversions of EFB were reported to be 61 wt%, 47 wt% and 42 wt%, after pretreatment with 5 wt%, 15 wt% and 25 wt%, NaOH concentrations, respectively. Furthermore, the pretreatment has e¬ectively improved the bio-oil quality by reducing or even eliminating undesired products. Besides, biomass structure was dissembled and converted to valuable compounds after upgrading the bio-oil with improved quality.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bio-oils, Empty palm fruit bunch (EFB), Pretreatment, Pyrolysis, Upgrading
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:SCHOOL > Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI)
ID Code:12803
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:08 Apr 2016 11:05
Last Modified:08 Apr 2016 11:05

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