Pyrolysis of Proteins in the Presence of Active Inorganic Solids

D. Fabbri, A. Adamiano & C. Torri
Analytical studies on the effect of active solids on the pyrolytic behavior of biomass components have been conducted principally to lignin and cellulose. Proteins have been less investigated, nevertheless they may constitute an abundant fraction of some biomass feedstock (e.g. algae). Here the pyrolytic behaviour of proteins in the presence of CaO and zeolite H-ZSM-5 was investigated by off-line analytical pyrolysis utilising bovine serum albumin (BSA) as model protein. Pyrolysis products evolved at 700 °C...