Conversion of olive husk to liquid fuel by pyrolysis and catalytic liquefaction


Demirbas A., Caglar A., Akdeniz F., Gullu D.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.22, pp.631-639, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310050045582
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-639

Abstract

Thermochemical conversion processes, including mainly pyrolysis and liquefaction, were applied noncatalytically and catalytically to obtain the maximum fuels from olive husk wastes. Alkcali catalysts, such as NaOH, KOH, Na2CO3, K2CO2, and Na2C2O4, were used in catalytic liquefaction experiments. The pyrolysis was applied within 600-850 K and the liquefaction experiments were performed within the range 425-625 K. The maximum yields of liquid products were 40.4% from pyrolysis and 85% from KOH catalytic (1/1, w/w) liquefaction runs at 575 K.