Effect of Pyrolysis Temperature on Physical Properties of Bio-Oil from Agricultural Residues and Woody Biomass

S. Adhikari, S. Thangalazhy-Gopakumar, H. Ravindran, O. Fasina & S. Taylor
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of pyrolysis temperature on bio­oil’s physical properties. Bio­oil was produced in a bench scale auger reactor from locally available biomass feedstocks. Agricultural wastes (poultry litter and peanut hulls), pine wood (abundant in the southern United States), and an energy crop (switchgrass) were selected as feedstocks for bio­oil production. Experiments were performed at temperatures from 450 oC to 600 oC, in increments of 50 oC. The...