Review of methods for improving the yield of charcoal from biomass

Michael Jerry Antal, William S L Mok, G. Várhegyi, Tamas Szekely

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Abstract

The influences of substrate composition, heating rate, thermal pretreatments, final (peak) temperature, pressure, vapor-phase retention time, and catalysts on the yield of charcoal from biomass are reviewed. A significant increase in the yield is achieved only by operation at elevated pressure in a stagnant gaseous environment. Future research should focus on these operating conditions as a means for optimizing the yield of charcoal from biomass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Fuels
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1990

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Charcoal
Biomass
Heating rate
Vapor pressure
Catalysts
Substrates
Chemical analysis
Temperature
Hot Temperature

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Antal, M. J., Mok, W. S. L., Várhegyi, G., & Szekely, T. (1990). Review of methods for improving the yield of charcoal from biomass. Energy and Fuels, 4(3), 221-225.

Review of methods for improving the yield of charcoal from biomass. / Antal, Michael Jerry; Mok, William S L; Várhegyi, G.; Szekely, Tamas.

In: Energy and Fuels, Vol. 4, No. 3, 05.1990, p. 221-225.

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Antal, MJ, Mok, WSL, Várhegyi, G & Szekely, T 1990, 'Review of methods for improving the yield of charcoal from biomass', Energy and Fuels, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 221-225.
Antal, Michael Jerry ; Mok, William S L ; Várhegyi, G. ; Szekely, Tamas. / Review of methods for improving the yield of charcoal from biomass. In: Energy and Fuels. 1990 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 221-225.
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