749 Reactor Engineering for Biomass Feedstocks

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
257B (Salt Palace Convention Center)

Biomass differs from coal, peat, and other solid fuels in that it is composed of carbohydrate and lignin polymers whose chemistry overlaps that of food. Consequently, it is far more reactive than coal, and the design of reactors for its conversion into fuels, chemicals, and higher-value products demands detailed knowledge of the unique reaction chemistries of carbohydrates, lignin, and whole biomass composed thereof. This session welcomes presentations on the fundamentals of reactor design aimed at the unique properties of biomass feedstocks, including fermentation, pyrolysis, and gasification reactor designs, chemical kinetics, and numerical modeling.

Sustainable Biorefineries
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (20), BioFuels (T4F), Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A), International Committee (18L), High Pressure (01F)
Michael J. Antal Jr. Email: mantal@hawaii.edu
Yukihiko Matsumura Email: mat@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

3:37 PM
(749b) Attainment of the Theoretical Fixed-Carbon Yield of Biocoke from Avicel Cellulose
Maider Legarra Arizaleta, Michael J. Antal Jr., Charissa Higashi and Sam Van Wesenbeeck

3:59 PM
(749h) Study on the heat transfer and chemical reactions during pyrolysis of Cellulose, Xylan and Lignin
Ken-ichiro Tanoue, Yuuki Hamaoka, Tatsuo Nishimura, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Miki Taniguchi and Ken-ichi Sasauchi

4:21 PM
(749d) Characterizing the Pore Structure of Biochars Using Multiscale Models and Reactivity Data
Ashton A. Gooding, Kyriacos Zygourakis and Pauline A. Markenscoff

5:27 PM
(749g) Entrained Flow Reactor to Minimize Vapor:Catalyst Contact Time for Biomass Pyrolysis
David Robichaud, Braden Peterson, Jack Ziegler, Tabitha Evans, Mark W. Jarvis, Calvin Mukarakate, Robin Cywar and Mark R. Nimlos
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