(639m) Comprehensive Study of Pilot-Scale Fast Pyrolysis Data, 2015 to 2017
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2017
- Proceeding: 2017 Annual Meeting
- Group: Topical Conference: Thermal Deconstruction of Biomass
- Time: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm-8:00pm
After the first round of experiments, several equipment upgrades were made to the TCPDU to solve operational problems that arose while running the new feedstocks. The time put into process improvements resulted in improved mass closures and product consistency. Improvements are evidenced by the quality of data collected during two, 200-gallon production campaigns, in which the same operating conditions were run repeatedly. Oil, char, light gas, and produced water yields over these runs were all very consistent. The oil properties, such as ultimate/proximate analysis, water content, carbonyl content, and acids, also had very low standard deviations across the runs.
This work will primarily discuss results from the experiments (including multivariate analysis), will demonstrate the effect of the equipment upgrades on data quality, and will briefly touch on the impacts of these efforts.