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Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation (2020)
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Aladbrabalameer, H., Taylor, M. J., Kauppinen, J., Soini, T., Pikkarainen, T., & Skoulou, V. (in press). Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4(7), 3764-3772. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0se00155d

Defluidisation as a result of reactor bed agglomeration is a global challenge associated with the gasification of lignocellulosic biomass waste, specifically its high inorganic content. The use of conventional water leaching has been scrutanised for... Read More about Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation.

Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification (2020)
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Taylor, M. J., Michopoulos, A. K., Zabaniotou, A. A., & Skoulou, V. (2020). Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification. Energies, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102590

The fixed bed gasification of lignin rich and deficient mixtures was carried out to probe the synergistic effects between two model compounds, Lignin Pink (LP) rich in Na and Cellulose Microcrystalline (CM). Reaction conditions utilized the most comm... Read More about Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification.

Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network (2020)
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Taylor, M. J., Alabdrabalameeer, H. A., Michopoulos, A. K., Volpe, R., & Skoulou, V. (in press). Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00351

By augmenting conventional leaching technologies for the removal of ash constituents from lignocellulosic waste residues, a cleaner and energy efficient solution can be provided for critical industrial problems such as, biomass feeding, defluidizatio... Read More about Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network.

Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment (2017)
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Demirhan, H., Fauzi, A., Skoulou, V. . K., Haywood, S. . . H., & Zein, S. . . H. (2017). Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment. Current Microwave Chemistry, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.2174/2213335604666170719113659

Background: This study investigates the microwave-assisted acid extraction of lignin from wheat straw. Methods: Two experimental design methods, the Central Composite Design (CCD) and the Response Surface Method (RSM) methods were used to select c... Read More about Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment.


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