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Hydrogen-rich fuel gas from rice straw via microwave-induced pyrolysis
- Huang, Y.F., Kuan, W.H., Lo, S.L., Lin, C.F.
- Bioresource technology 2010 v.101 no.6 pp. 1968-1973
- biomass, renewable energy sources, rice straw, microwave treatment, pyrolysis, biogas, chemical composition, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, energy use and consumption
- This study aimed to research the productivity of H₂-rich fuel gas from rice straw using the microwave-induced pyrolysis. The formation constituents of gas product and the mechanism of its production were also discussed. The primary components of gas product were H₂, CO₂, CO, and CH₄, with average percentages of 50.67, 22.56, 16.09, and 7.42vol.%, respectively. According to the TA-MS analysis, it was suggested that focused heating by microwaves made the microwave-induced pyrolysis different from the traditional pyrolysis. A chemical equation could be nearly balanced to illustrate the gas composition generated from rice straw. From the viewpoint of energy consumption, close to 60% of the input energy could be derived and utilized as bioenergy.