369060 Supercritical Water Gasification of Amino Acids

Friday, November 21, 2014: 9:36 AM
International A (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Yukihiko Matsumura1, Thachanan Samanmulya1, Shuhei Inoue1, Takahito Inoue2, Yoshifumi Kawai3, Haruhito Kubota4 and Takashi Noguchi5, (1)Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, (2)Fukken Co., Hiroshima, Japan, (3)Chuden Plant Co. Ltd., Hiroshima, Japan, (4)The Chugoku Electric Power, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, (5)Toyo Koatsu Co., Ltd., Hiroshima, Japan

Supercritical water gasification is expected to be a promising technology for efficient gasification of wet biomass.  One of the important component of biomass is protein, which is produced by polymerization of amino acids.  In this study, gasification characteristics of amino acids are investigated.  Amino acids with similar structure which are different by only one functional group gives the effect of the functional group.  Several amino acids were gasified in temperature range of 500-650 oC, under 25 MPa, and their gasification rates were compared with each other.

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