Hydrothermally carbonized plant materials: patterns of volatile organic compounds detected by gas chromatography.

@article{Becker2013HydrothermallyCP,
  title={Hydrothermally carbonized plant materials: patterns of volatile organic compounds detected by gas chromatography.},
  author={Roland Becker and Ute Dorgerloh and Mario Helmis and Jan Mumme and Mamadou Diakit{\'e} and Irene Nehls},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={130},
  pages={621-8}
}
The nature and concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in chars generated by hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is of concern considering their application as soil amendment. Therefore, the presence of VOCs in solid HTC products obtained from wheat straw, biogas digestate and four woody materials was investigated using headspace gas chromatography. A variety of potentially harmful benzenic, phenolic and furanic volatiles along with various aldehydes and ketones were identified in… CONTINUE READING