Thermal Conversion of Biomass by Microwave Energy - First Results with Wood

G. Schrammel, C. Paisler, H. Krug, R. Rauch & H. Hofbauer
By using a microwave generator as energy source wood gets converted into three products: (1) condensate (“product oil”), (2) product gas and (3) charcoal (“material residue”). In this microwave-based specific kind of pyrolysis process wood is used as standard input material in order to have the possibility to compare the three generated products either with products of already established conventional pyrolysis processes [1] or other processes like gasification within thermo-chemical conversion [2]. Therefore, a discontinuous...