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Stabilization of Fast Pyrolysis Liquids from Biomass by Mild Catalytic Hydrotreatment: Model Compound Study

Han, D., Yin, W., Arslan, A., Liu, T., Zheng, Y. & Xia, S., 7-Apr-2020, In : Catalysts. 10, 4, 20 p., 402.

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  • Depeng Han
  • Wang Yin
  • Ali Arslan
  • Tongrui Liu
  • Yan Zheng
  • Shuqian Xia
Repolymerization is a huge problem in the storage and processing of biomass pyrolysis liquid (PL). Herein, to solve the problem of repolymerization, mild catalytic hydrotreatment of PL was conducted to convert unstable PL model compounds (hydroxyacetone, furfural, and phenol) into stable alcohols. An Ni/SiO2 catalyst was synthesized by the deposition-precipitation method and used in a mild hydrotreatment process. The mild hydrotreatment of the single model compound was studied to determine the reaction pathways, which provided guidance for improving the selectivity of stable intermediate alcohols through the control of reaction conditions. More importantly, the mild hydrotreatment of mixed model compounds was evaluated to simulate the PL more factually. In addition, the effect of the interaction between hydroxyacetone, furfural, and phenol during the catalytic hydrotreatment was also explored. There was a strange phenomenon observed in that phenol was not converted in the initial stage of the hydrotreatment of mixed model compounds. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Ultraviolet-Raman (UV-Raman), and Brunauer−Emmett−Teller (BET) characterization of catalysts used in the hydrotreatment of single and mixed model compounds demonstrated that this phenomenon did not mainly arise from the irreversible deactivation of catalysts caused by carbon deposition, but the competitive adsorption among hydroxyacetone, furfural, and phenol during the mild hydrotreatment of mixed model compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Article number402
Number of pages20
JournalCatalysts
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 7-Apr-2020

    Keywords

  • AQUEOUS-PHASE HYDROGENATION, BIO-OIL, SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION, FURFURYL ALCOHOL, HYDRODEOXYGENATION, NI, POLYMERIZATION, FRACTION, PHENOL, NICKEL

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