The present study explored a thermochemical treatment method as an alternative approach to process animal feedlot (poultry litter). Fast pyrolysis of poultry litter experiments was conducted using a Pyroprobe 5200 reactor in the temperature range of 400-600 °C. The influence of reactor temperature on the yield of pyrolytic gases, condensate (bio-oil) and biochar yield was reported along with the mass balance. The biochar yield decreased consistently with an increase in temperature (from ~62 wt.% at 400 °C to ~ 40 wt.% at 600 °C), whereas the maximum bio-oil yield 23.2 wt.% was reported at 600 °C. The evolved pyrolytic gases were dominated by CO and CO2 and have shown an increasing trend with the temperature. Evolved gases were measured by a micro-gas Chromatograph. The yield of the liquid fraction (bio-oil) and biochar were quantified for the mass balance analysis. The yield of liquid and biochar are in agreement with previous work.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2019)|
|Editors||N. Scarlat, A. Grassi, M.d.G. Carvalho, P. Helm|
|Publisher||ETA-Florence Renewable Engergies|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 27 May 2019 → 30 May 2019
|Conference||27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019|
|Period||27/05/19 → 30/05/19|
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- Animal residue
- Fast pyrolysis
- Pyrolysis oil
- Thermochemical conversion