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Pyrolysis is the decomposition of organic matter at elevated temperatures (300 and 1300 °C) in the absence of oxygen at atmospheric pressures. The useful products generated are a charcoal-like biochar solid product, a bio-oil formed from ‘condensable’ volatile substances and ‘non-condensable’ gases which may include both carbon dioxide and methane.

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Example of biomass pyrolysis treatment scheme Source: skocu / YouTube

Example of biomass pyrolysis treatment scheme

Example of biomass pyrolysis treatment scheme, whereby biomass is subjected to high temperatures, to concentrate the carbon and improve its grindability.


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HTC/AD integration flowsheet

Co-processing of sewage digestate by hydrothermal carbonisation

Hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) can be used to co-process anaerobic digestion (AD) digestate and lignocellulosic (or plant-based) feedstocks to improve the the hydrochar product quality. This AD waste co-processing route has been studied at bench scale. Read article

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