The Impact of a Mild Sub-Critical Hydrothermal Carbonization of Pretreatment on Umbila Wood: A Mass and Energy Balance Perspective
2015 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 8, no 3, 2165-2175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Over the last years, the pretreatment of biomass as a source of energy has become one of the most important steps of biomass conversion. In this work the effect of a mild subcritical hydrothermal carbonization of a tropical woody biomass was studied. Results indicate considerable change in carbon content from 52.78% to 65.1%, reduction of oxygen content from 41.14% to 28.72% and ash slagging and fouling potential. Even though decarboxylation, decarbonylation and dehydration reactions take place, dehydration is the one that prevails. The mass and energy balance was affected by the treatment conditions than the severity of the treatment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 8, no 3, 2165-2175 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159483DOI: 10.3390/en8032165ISI: 000351942000035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84927157788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-159483DiVA: diva2:785122
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Updated from Manuscript to Article. QC 201504222015-02-022015-02-022015-04-22Bibliographically approved