Understanding the fast pyrolysis of lignin.

@article{Patwardhan2011UnderstandingTF,
  title={Understanding the fast pyrolysis of lignin.},
  author={Pushkaraj R Patwardhan and Robert Z. Brown and Brent H. Shanks},
  journal={ChemSusChem},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 11},
  pages={1629-36}
}
In the present study, pyrolysis of corn stover lignin was investigated by using a micro-pyrolyzer coupled with a GC-MS/FID (FID=flame ionization detector). The system has pyrolysis-vapor residence times of 15-20 ms, thus providing a regime of minimal secondary reactions. The primary pyrolysis product distribution obtained from lignin is reported. Over 84 % mass balance and almost complete closure on carbon balance is achieved. In another set of experiments, the pyrolysis vapors emerging from… CONTINUE READING

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