Recovery of liquid fuels from cellulosic feedstock

Biswal, Bijayani (2012) Recovery of liquid fuels from cellulosic feedstock. BTech thesis.

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Biomass has been identified as an ideal resource for partly substituting the fossil fuels. Cellulosic biomass including paper, wood, fibrous plant materials etc., being abundant and low in cost, offers a potential solution for bio-fuels production. Waste paper cups (cellulosic feedstock) are piling up very rapidly on earth’s surface and urgently needs attention. Pyrolysis is one of the latest technologies which have the potential to provide valuable liquid and gaseous fuels from these biomass sources. Hence pyrolysis of paper cups is done and the bio oil and solid
char were analyzed. Physical and Chemical analysis was done for the pyrolytic oil. The functional groups were obtained by FTIR and the compounds present were given by GC-MS
data. The bio-oil was compared with standard fuels. The reaction kinetics of pyrolysis process is also studied.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pyrolysis, Cellulosic feedstock, Paper Cup, Bio-Oil, FT-IR, GC-MS, Kinetic Study
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Biofuel
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:3519
Deposited By:Ms. Bijayani Biswal
Deposited On:24 May 2012 15:29
Last Modified:24 May 2012 15:29
Supervisor(s):Singh, R K

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