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Title:Characterization of Aqueous Phase Produced by Thermochemical Conversion: (Phase One: Nitrogen Compounds)
Author(s):Scott, John
Subject(s):alternative liquid fuels
Abstract:John Scott - Senior Chemist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) and pyrolysis are emerging technologies that create a bio-crude oil from biomass feedstocks. In addition to bio-oil, these processes produce syn-gas, biochar, and an aqueous phase. Only limited information regarding the composition of the aqueous phase is available. Furthermore, the properties of this material can vary greatly depending on feedstock and operating conditions. A systematic approach utilizing gas chromatography, high resolution mass spectrometry, and deconvolution software is being developed to identify the major components of an aqueous phase produced by HTL conversion of algae. Reference materials purchased for components found in identification experiments were used to verify and quantify main component concentrations.
Issue Date:2011-10-11
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-07

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