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Effect of operating conditions on yield and quality of biocrude during hydrothermal liquefaction of halophytic microalga Tetraselmis sp.

Eboibi, B.E.; Lewis, D.M.; Ashman, P.J.; Chinnasamy, S.
Fonte: Elsevier Publicador: Elsevier
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2014 EN
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Abstract not available; B.E. Eboibi, D.M. Lewis, P.J. Ashman, S. Chinnasamy

Hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae for biocrude production: improving the biocrude properties with vacuum distillation

Eboibi, B.E.O.; Lewis, D.M.; Ashman, P.J.; Chinnasamy, S.
Fonte: Elsevier Publicador: Elsevier
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2014 EN
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Abstract not available; Blessing Elo-Oghene Eboibi, David Milton Lewis, Peter John Ashman, Senthil Chinnasamy

Influence of process conditions on pretreatment of microalgae for protein extraction and production of biocrude during hydrothermal liquefaction of pretreated Tetraselmis sp.

Eboibi, B.E.; Lewis, D.M.; Ashman, P.J.; Chinnasamy, S.
Fonte: Royal Society of Chemistry Publicador: Royal Society of Chemistry
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2015 EN
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Direct conversion of microalgae to advanced biofuels with hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is an attractive option which has drawn attention in recent years. The presence of heteroatoms in the resultant biocrude, energy input and the process water has been a long-term concern. In this study, the pretreatment of microalgae biomass for protein extraction was conducted prior to HTL for biocrude production. The impact of operating conditions on both the pretreatment and hydrothermal liquefaction steps was investigated. Following HTL using the pretreated algae with an initial solid content of 16% w/w for 30 min at 310 °C, the biocrude yield was 65 wt%, which was more than a 50% improvement in yield as compared to HTL of untreated algae under the same reaction conditions. To achieve a similar biocrude yield using the untreated algae required a much higher reaction temperature of 350 °C. Using recycled process water as reaction media led to a 25 wt% higher biocrude yield. HTL of pretreated algae led to 32–46% nitrogen reduction in resultant biocrude. The biocrude had a higher heating value (HHV) of 28 MJ kg−1 to 34 MJ kg−1. A maximum of 15 wt% protein extract was obtained during pretreatment at 150 °C, 20 min. A similar energy input was required in biocrude production from the untreated route and the combined pretreatment and HTL.; B. E. Eboibi...

Direct conversion of microalgae biomass to biocrude with hydrothermal liquefaction.

Eboibi, Blessing Elo-oghene
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2015
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Microalgae are generally considered as a promising biomass source for applications including production of advanced biofuels, chemicals, wastewater treatments, various organic substances or a combination of any of the above. The advantages of microalgae includes faster growth rates than terrestrial plants, ability to use non-arable land for mass production, and their ability to grow in poor quality water, as well as their ability to remove pollutants from wastewater streams. However, one of the major challenges of microalgae for commercialisation to is its economic downstream production and conversion to biofuels and chemicals. When harvested, microalgae contains up to ~90% water content, thus economic conversion of high moisture content biomass to valuable products such as biofuels remains a challenge. Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) involves processing of high moisture content biomass in hot compressed water, avoiding the drying step for biomass feedstocks. Therefore HTL is advantageous as it avoids the energy intensive drying process in contrast to processes that involve drying of biomass prior to processing into biofuels. HTL products comprise biocrude, solid residues, aqueous and gas phases. The primary product biocrude is upgradable to liquid transportation fuels. The aqueous phase contains essential nutrients that could be recycled to microalgae cultivation ponds. The gas phase contains about 98mol% carbon dioxide (CO₂) and 2mol% hydrocarbon gases. The gas phase can also be directly recycled to the microalgae cultivation ponds for pH control and supply of CO₂...