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H2 enriched fuels from co-pyrolysis of crude glycerol with biomass

Skoulou, V.K.; Manara, P.; Zabaniotou, A.A.


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Dr Vicky Skoulou
Graduate Research Director (GRD) of School of Engineering ; Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Chemical Engineering-Bioenergy ; PI of the B3: Biomass Waste- BioenergH2- Biochars Challenge Group of PGRs and PDRAs

P. Manara

A.A. Zabaniotou


Pyrolysis of glycerol has been identified as a possible route for producing high added value fuels like renewable hydrogen (H 2 ). Crude glycerol (CG) is the main byproduct of biodiesel industry and without purification it is a low added value material due to the presence of impurities. Co-pyrolysis of CG with biomass may improve the efficiency of the process and as a primary step of gasification give important information concerning the maximization of H 2 concentration in the produced gas. Moreover, the thermochemical treatment of crude glycerol-biomass mixtures may offer several economic and environmental advantages in biodiesel industry and reduce the cost of biodiesel production. A mixture of CG with olive kernel (OK) was used as pyrolysis feed material. Pyrolysis of a 25 wt% mixture of CG with OK at high temperature (T = 720°C) seemed to promote steam reforming reactions leading to an increase of H 2 concentration of 11.6 vv% in the pyrolysis gas in comparison to H 2 in gas obtained by low temperature pyrolysis (T = 520°C). © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Skoulou, V., Manara, P., & Zabaniotou, A. (2012). H2 enriched fuels from co-pyrolysis of crude glycerol with biomass. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 97, 198-204.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 20, 2012
Online Publication Date May 26, 2012
Publication Date 2012-09
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2018
Journal Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Print ISSN 0165-2370
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 97
Pages 198-204
Keywords Crude glycerol; Biomass; Pyrolysis; Hydrogen; Biodiesel; Enriched fuels
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