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Sugarcane bagasse ex-situ catalytic fast pyrolysis for the production of Benzene, Toluene and Xylenes (BTX)
Ghorbannezhad, P.; Dehghani Firouzabadi, M.; Ghasemian, A.; Wild, P.J. de; Heeres, H.J.
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ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency 21-3-2018
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ECN-W--18-003 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (Elsevier), , 2018, Vol.131, p.1-8.

The ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse with various HZSM-5 (23, 50, and 80) catalysts was studied in a tandem micro reactor-GC/MS at 400 °C, 450 °C, 500 °C and 550 °C with a catalyst to biomass (C/B) ratios ranging from 2 to 23. The yields of benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) were signi?cantly a?ected by pyrolysis temperature and C/B ratio. The highest BTX yield of 22% was obtained for the HZSM-5 (23) catalyst at C/B ratio of 12.5 and a temperature of 475 °C. Finally, an experimental design was performed to determine the optimal process conditions for BTX yields.

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