Coke Formation during Thermal Treatment of Bio-oil

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Author(s)

  • Xun Hu
  • Zhanming Zhang
  • Mortaza Gholizadeh
  • Shu Zhang
  • Zhe Xiong
  • Yi Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7863-7914
Journal / PublicationEnergy & Fuels
Volume34
Issue number7
Online published12 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2020

Abstract

Bio-oil is a mixture of organics produced from pyrolysis of biomass. The organics in bio-oil serve as the feedstock for the production of hydrogen, chemicals, biofuels, and carbon materials. In many processes for conversion of bio-oil, heating is required. The thermal treatment of bio-oil induces the polymerization/cracking of the organics in bio-oil, producing coke. Coke could lower the carbon conversion efficiency of bio-oil, clog the reactor chamber, and deactivate the catalyst, imposing the main challenge for the utilization of bio-oil involving the heating of bio-oil. This review investigates the coking issues in the processes for bio-oil upgrading including esterification, hydrotreatment, catalytic pyrolysis, pyrolysis, steam reforming, and the process for the conversion of bio-oil to carbon materials. The properties of coke formed from thermal treatment of bio-oil, the mechanism for coking of bio-oil, and the methods developed for tackling the coking of bio-oil are the focus.

Research Area(s)

  • CATALYTIC FAST PYROLYSIS, NI-BASED CATALYSTS, SUPERCRITICAL WATER GASIFICATION, RENEWABLE HYDROGEN-PRODUCTION, NICKEL-BASED CATALYSTS, FLUIDIZED-BED REACTOR, NOBLE-METAL CATALYSTS, SOLID ACID CATALYST, ACETIC-ACID, BIOMASS PYROLYSIS

Citation Format(s)

Coke Formation during Thermal Treatment of Bio-oil. / Hu, Xun; Zhang, Zhanming; Gholizadeh, Mortaza et al.
In: Energy & Fuels, Vol. 34, No. 7, 16.07.2020, p. 7863-7914.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review