Pre- and post-pyrolysis effects on iron impregnation of ultrasound pre-treated softwood biochar for potential catalysis applications


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Peter, A., Chabot, B. et Loranger, E. (2021). Pre- and post-pyrolysis effects on iron impregnation of ultrasound pre-treated softwood biochar for potential catalysis applications. SN Applied Sciences, 3 (6). ISSN 2523-3971 DOI 10.1007/s42452-021-04636-y

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Slow pyrolysis is widely used to convert biomass into useable form of energy. Ultrasound pre-treatment assisted pyrolysis is a recently emerging methodology to improve the physicochemical properties of products derived. Biochar, the solid residues obtained from pyrolysis, is getting considerable attention because of its good physicochemical properties. Various modification techniques have been implemented on biochars to enhance their properties. Ultrasonic pre-treated wood biochar has showcased efficient surface and adsorption properties. Iron impregnated biochar is interesting as it has potentially proved the efficiency as an efficient low-cost catalyst. In this study, by combining the advantages of ultrasonic pre-treatment and iron impregnation, we have synthesized a series of Fe-impregnated biochar from softwood chips. Pre- and post-pyrolysis methods using a lab-scale pyrolyser had been implemented to compare the pyrolysis product yields and degree of impregnation. Biochars derived from ultrasound pre-treated woodchips by post pyrolysis demonstrated better impregnation of Fe ions on surface with better distribution of pyrolysis products such as biochar and biogas. The surface functionality of all ultrasound pre-treated biochars remained the same. However, post-pyrolysed samples at high frequency ultrasound pre-treatment showed better thermal stability. The chemical characteristics of these modified biochars are interesting and can indeed be used as a cost-effective replacement for various catalytic applications. © 2021, The Author(s).

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: iron impregnation physicochemical properties slow pyrolysis softwood biochar ultrasound pre-treatments cost effectiveness iron pyrolysis softwoods ultrasonics adsorption properties catalytic applications chemical characteristic high frequency ultrasounds low cost catalysts pyrolysis products surface functionalities ultrasound pre treatments impregnation
Date de dépôt: 01 juill. 2021 14:39
Dernière modification: 01 juill. 2021 14:39
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