Effect of Biomass Mineral Matter on the Pyrolysis Product Yields

N Ibrahim, P.A. Jensen & K. Dam-Johansen
This paper investigates three different biomasses, wheat straw, rice husk and pine wood which were subjected to pyrolysis in a pyrolysis centrifuge reactor (PCR) to produce liquid oil (pyrolysis oil), solid char and non­condensable gases. The aim was to study the influence of biomass type, particularly the contents of mineral matter in biomass, on the pyrolysis product yield. The reactor temperatures were varied between 475 °C and 575 °C. The ash content in wheat straw,...