Pyrolysis of lignins in molten salt media

Sada, E and Kumazawa, H and Kuday, Mahally (1992) Pyrolysis of lignins in molten salt media. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 31 (2).

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Two kinds of lignins, i.e., kraft and solvolysis lignins, were pyrolyzed using mixtures of molten ZnClz and KC1 with molar ratios of 3/7 and 7/6 over the temperature range of 500-800°C under atmospheric pressure. The yields of gaseous products and of phenolic compounds were measured. It was found that the variation of gaseous product yield with temperature was similar in pattern, irrespective of the lignin type. A higher yield of Hz implies that the HzO-forming reaction was partially retarded. It was also found that the mixture of molten ZnClz and KC1 with molar ratio of 7/6 had a high selectivity to cresols. The maximum yield of cresols from solvolysis lignin reached 4.6 wt %, higher than any figures reported so far. This maximum yield was attained at 600°C.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DDC'23: 662.8
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lignin; Molten salt; Chemistry; Wood; Biomass material
Subjects: Chemistry
Chemistry > Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Process Engineering
Depositing User: Rasty -
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 03:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 03:56

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