783 Reactor Engineering for Biomass Feedstocks

Friday, November 18, 2016: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Golden Gate 8 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
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
Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A), Alternative Energy & Enabling Technologies (T4E)

Yukihiko Matsumura
Email: mat@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

12:55 PM
(783b) Furfural Production By Continuous Reactive Extraction
Myrto Papaioannou, Roel Kleijwegt, Jaap C. Schouten and John van der Schaaf

1:20 PM
(783c) An Investigation of the Degradation of Lignin in Sub-Super Critical Water in a Continuous Flow Reactor
Sara Pourjafar, Wayne S. Seames, Brian Tande, Jasmine Kreft and Alena Kubatova

2:35 PM
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