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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biomass and Bioenergy|
|State||Published - Jun 2005|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
- Anthracene oil
- Biobased materials
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Waste Management and Disposal