Characteristic of bio-oils from oil palm biomass using different pyrolysis processing techniques

Farid Nasir Ani, Arshad Adam Salema, Hasan Ismail

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Pyrolysis is one of the effective ways to convert biomass into energy and value added products. No comparative study has been done till date about the oil palm shell (OPS) and empty fruit bunch (EFB) bio-oils using various pyrolysis techniques. This includes fluidized bed, fixed bed, rotating cone, microwave and others. Thus, the main objective of this paper was to analyze the characteristics of OPS and EFB bio-oils obtained from this processing technique. Temperature was found to be the key parameter for the quality of bio-oil. Overall, chemical analysis of OPS and EFB bio-oil through GC-MS has shown variation in the amount of phenol and its derivatives. In conclusions, pyrolysis process has the potential for scale-up to commercial level in order to obtain fine chemicals such as phenol.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2012
EventInternational Conference on Biomass for Biofuels and Value Added Products 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Oct 201224 Oct 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference on Biomass for Biofuels and Value Added Products 2012
Abbreviated titleICBBVAP 2012
CityKuala Lumpur

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