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Comparative study on pyrolysis of lignocellulosic and algal biomass using pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
- Li, Kai, Zhang, Liqiang, Zhu, Liang, Zhu, Xifeng
- Bioresource technology 2017 v.234 pp. 48-52
- Chlorella, Maillard reaction, algae, biomass, carbonyl compounds, chromatography, corn stover, heterocyclic compounds, lignocellulose, long chain fatty acids, mass spectrometry, pyrolysis, thermal stability, vapors
- The cornstalk and chlorella were selected as the representative of lignocelulosic and algal biomass, and the pyrolysis experiments of them were carried out using pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). The physicochemical properties of samples and the pyrolytic product distribution were presented. And then the compositional differences between the two kinds of pyrolytic products were studied, the relevant pyrolysis mechanisms were analyzed systematically. Pyrolytic vapor from lignocellulosic biomass contained more phenolic and carbonyl compounds while that from algal biomass contained more long-chain fatty acids, nitrogen-containing compounds and fewer carbonyl compounds. Maillard reaction is conducive to the conversion of carbonyl compounds to nitrogenous heterocyclic compounds with better thermal stability.