Environment, Health, and Safety (regarding Bio-Oils)

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Environment, health, and safety concerns were identified during the stages of production, storage, handling, and transport, and utilization (combustion) of bio-oil. The group interest focused mostly on the hazards resulting from toxic properties of bio-oils. IEA Bioenergy Pyrolysis Activity, NREL, and Natural Resources Canada sponsored an in-depth review on health and safety aspects of pyrolysisliquids that has been conducted by J. Diebold. We also reviewed existing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for bio-oil related products and, considering the above mentioned study, proposed an updated version of MSDS for bio-oils. Another area of interest is biodegradability of the oils. We present preliminary results of the ongoing study.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFast Pyrolysis of Biomass: A Handbook
EditorsA. Bridgwater
StatePublished - 1999

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-570-27870


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