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Characterization of bio-oil produced obtained fast pyrolysis of groundnuts shell

Suntorn Suttibak

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Int. J. Biosci.3(7), 82-89, July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.7.82-89

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This article reports a study of characterization of bio-oil produced from fast pyrolysis of groundnuts shell in a fluidized-bed reactor. The temperature of pyrolysis was varied in the ranges 400-500°C and using a biomass particle size of 250-425 µm. Results showed that the optimum pyrolysis temperatures for groundnuts shell was 475°C, which gave maximum bio-oil yields of 63.48 wt.% on dry biomass basis. The bio-oil products were also tested for their basic properties. Results showed that the water solids and ash contents of the bio-oil were 18.56 wt.%, 0.89 wt.% and 0.03 wt.%, respectively. Moreover, the density, pH value, low heating value (LHV) and viscosity measured to be 1,215 kg/m3, 4.20, 31.07 MJ/kg and 24.56 cSt, respectively.

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