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  • Using Pyrolysis as a Laboratory Tool to Save Time and Money in Biofuel Analysis

Using Pyrolysis as a Laboratory Tool to Save Time and Money in Biofuel Analysis

Aug 18 2015 Read 710 Times

CDS Analytical Inc. (USA) is offering a paper detailing the use of pyrolysis on a micro scale to save time and money in biofuel analysis. Source materials currently being studied using laboratory pyrolysers include switchgrass, wood mess, and municipal waste. Laboratory pyrolysers are used to study sample sizes in the micro-to-milligram range and offer variable set points and heating rates. Many samples can be run easily under controlled conditions. Being able to run a high volume of small samples should result in savings of time and money when scaling up, either to a larger laboratory or pilot reactor.

The paper includes graphs of comparative runs of wood biomass and biomass pyrolyzed at 750 ° in helium at 10 PSI using a CDS 5200 HPR with a proprietary reforming catalyst. Extensive lists of laboratories performing biomass research and published papers on the subject are provided for the convenience of those interested in additional information. The paper can be downloaded from 


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