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Bio-Oil Production by Thermal Cracking in the Presence of Hydrogen | Abstract
Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

Abstract

Bio-Oil Production by Thermal Cracking in the Presence of Hydrogen

Renato Cataluña Veses, Zeban Shah, Pedro Motifumi Kuamoto, Elina B. Caramão, Maria Elisabete Machado and Rosângela da Silva

This paper describes the bio-oil production process of a mixture of agricultural wastes: discarded soybean frying oil, coffee and sawdust, by pyrolysis and thermal cracking in the presence of hydrogen. The fractions obtained in the pyrolysis and/or cracking processes were divided into a light fraction and a heavy one. All the fractions were analyzed by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry detection (GC×GC/ TOFMS). The characteristics of the fractions obtained in from the cracking process in the presence of hydrogen were similar to those of petroleum-based naphtha, while the fractions obtained by pyrolysis contained significant quantities of compounds such as furanmethanol, hexanol, and benzofuran, whose commercial value is high.

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