Devolatilization of Two Agricultural Residues in Fluidized Bed: Product Distribution and Influence of Fluidization Agent

S. Nilsson, A. Gómez-Barea, D. Fuentes-Cano, Y. Peña, P. Ollero & M. Campoy
Devolatilization of two agricultural residues; corn stover and a solid by-product from enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass (cake), was carried out in a fluidized bed at temperatures between 750 and 900 ºC. The distribution of products and composition of the light gas were determined using N2 as fluidizing gas and the effect of the fluidizing agent was studied using N2-steam and N2-CO2 mixtures. Dedicated experiments were performed in order to measure the amount of H2O formed...