Method for Hot Real-Time Analysis of Pyrolysis Vapors at Pilot Scale

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Pyrolysis oils contain more than 400 compounds, up to 60% of which do not re-volatilize for subsequent chemical analysis. Vapor chemical composition is also complicated as additional condensation reactions occur during quenching and collection of the product. Due to the complexity of the pyrolysis oil, and a desire to catalytically upgrade the vapor composition before condensation, online real-time analytical techniques such as Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry (MBMS) are of great use. However, in order to properly sample hot pyrolysis vapors at the pilot scale, many challenges must be overcome.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePresented at TCS 2016: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products, 1-4 November 2016, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5100-67369


  • hot sampling
  • MBMS
  • pilot plant
  • pyrolysis
  • TCUF
  • thermochemical


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