The effect of temperature on the mild solvent extraction of white and red oak

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Abstract

Mild solvent extraction (MSE) is an extractive process previously used to directly convert coal to liquid products, gases, and solid chars. The MSE of white oak at three temperatures (300, 350, and 425°C) and of red oak particles at a single temperature (350°C) was investigated using anthracene oil as the solvent. For white oak, the intermediate temperature of 350°C achieved a biomass conversion of 99% with solvent losses of 28%. MSE of the red oak at 350°C achieved a biomass conversion of 99% with solvent losses of 68%. These results indicate that this process can be utilized with a biomass feedstock, where performance will depend on biomass characteristics, processing temperature, and particle size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The financial support provided by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation is greatly appreciated (KSEF project #: KSEF-344RDE-003, Grant Agreement #: KSEF-148-502-03-65). The authors would also like to thank Jeremie Wade for his help in performing experiments. The investigation reported in this article (no. 04-05-161) is part of a project of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and is published with the approval of the director.

Keywords

  • Anthracene oil
  • Biobased materials
  • Liquefaction
  • Pitch
  • Pyrolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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