Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste for Selective Production of Phenols and Anhydrosugars

Class

Article

Department

Biological and Irrigation Engineering

Faculty Mentor

Foster Agblevor

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

All around the globe with extensive agricultural production, millions of tons of agricultural waste are produced, after each harvesting most of the agricultural residues are burned to prepare the land for the next crop. But the smog produced deteriorate the environment. This study is a proposed solution to this problem, which consist in collecting the agricultural residues and use pyrolysis to produce added value products (phenol and anhydrosugars) that will make the residues more valuable than burning them. These compounds are synthesize with petroleum derivate, and giving the limited years of petroleum oil, the recent research are focused in finding renewable sources of petroleum and its derivate. The purpose of the research is discover a catalytic path that produces a bio-oil mixture containing low molecular weight phenols and anhydrosugars from agricultural waste using fractional catalytic pyrolysis. Then these compounds could be used to produce biodegradable plastics and resins.

Start Date

4-9-2015 12:00 PM

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Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste for Selective Production of Phenols and Anhydrosugars

All around the globe with extensive agricultural production, millions of tons of agricultural waste are produced, after each harvesting most of the agricultural residues are burned to prepare the land for the next crop. But the smog produced deteriorate the environment. This study is a proposed solution to this problem, which consist in collecting the agricultural residues and use pyrolysis to produce added value products (phenol and anhydrosugars) that will make the residues more valuable than burning them. These compounds are synthesize with petroleum derivate, and giving the limited years of petroleum oil, the recent research are focused in finding renewable sources of petroleum and its derivate. The purpose of the research is discover a catalytic path that produces a bio-oil mixture containing low molecular weight phenols and anhydrosugars from agricultural waste using fractional catalytic pyrolysis. Then these compounds could be used to produce biodegradable plastics and resins.