Characterization of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors with Molecular Beam, Single Photon Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Alexander L. Brown, David C. Dayton, Mark R. Nimlos, John W. Daily

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Abstract

A single photon ionization, molecular beam sampling, reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer (SPI/MBTOFMS) has been developed and used to study pyrolysis products from a selection of biomass materials. Spectra are characterized by high resolution and decreased fragmentation compared to electron-impact ionization mass spectra from related molecular beam mass spectrometer systems equipped with quadrupole mass analyzers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)663-669
Number of pages7
JournalChemosphere
Volume42
Issue number5-7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-570-27072

Keywords

  • Aspen
  • Cellulose
  • Fragmentation
  • Polystyrene

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