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Thermochemical Conversion

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        Thermal/thermochemical conversion (pyrolysis and catalytical upgrading) of biomass and plastic (or coal, MSW) mixtures is receiving more attention recently as it offers a promising technology to utilize waste plastics/solid materials for liquid transportation fuels. The produced liquid from fast pyrolysis of pure biomass has high oxygen and water content, immiscible with hydrocarbons, thermally unstable and reactive, which is unsuitable for use as liquid transportation fuels. The co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastic/solid materials is a promising pathway to produce pyrolysis oil with improved quantity and quality. We aim to comprehensively study the effects of materials properties, catalsts and operating conditions on the properties of the produced liquid by co-pyrolysis of biomass and waste plastic/solid materials and further catalytical upgrading. 

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