Production of methanol from biomass waste via pyrolysis

Siti Kartom Kamarudin, N. S. Shamsul, Jaharah A Ghani, S. K. Chia, H. S. Liew, A. S. Samsudin

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Abstract

The production of methanol from agricultural, forestry, livestock, poultry, and fishery waste via pyrolysis was investigated. Pyrolysis was conducted in a tube furnace at 450-500 °C. Sugarcane bagasse showed the methanol production (5.93. wt.%), followed by roots and sawdust with 4.36 and 4.22. wt.%, respectively. Animal waste offered the lowest content of methanol, as only 0.46, 0.80, and 0.61. wt.% were obtained from fishery, goat, and cow waste, respectively. It was also observed that the percentage of methanol increased with an increase in volatile compounds while the percentage of ethanol increased with the percentage of ash and fix carbon. The data indicate that, pyrolysis is a means for production of methanol and ethanol after further optimization of the process and sample treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-468
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Ethanol
  • Methanol
  • Pyrolysis
  • Waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Production of methanol from biomass waste via pyrolysis. / Kamarudin, Siti Kartom; Shamsul, N. S.; A Ghani, Jaharah; Chia, S. K.; Liew, H. S.; Samsudin, A. S.

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Kamarudin, Siti Kartom ; Shamsul, N. S. ; A Ghani, Jaharah ; Chia, S. K. ; Liew, H. S. ; Samsudin, A. S. / Production of methanol from biomass waste via pyrolysis. In: Bioresource Technology. 2013 ; Vol. 129. pp. 463-468.
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