Rapid and solvent-saving liquefaction of woody biomass using microwave-ultrasonic assisted technology.

@article{Lu2016RapidAS,
  title={Rapid and solvent-saving liquefaction of woody biomass using microwave-ultrasonic assisted technology.},
  author={Ze-xiang Lu and Zhengguo Wu and Liwei Fan and Hui Guang Zhang and Yiqiang Liao and Deyong Zheng and Siqun Wang},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={199},
  pages={
          423-426
        }
}
A novel process to rapidly liquefy sawdust using reduced quantities of solvent, was successfully carried out via microwave-ultrasonic assisted technology (MUAT) in a sulphuric acid/polyethylene glycol 400-glycerol catalytic system. The influences of some key parameters on the liquefaction yield were investigated. The results showed that compared with traditional liquefaction, the introduction of MUAT allowed the solvent dosage to be halved and shortened the liquefaction time from 60 to 20 min… CONTINUE READING