Hydrogen rich gas production by thermocatalytic decomposition of kenaf biomass


IRMAK S. , Ozturk I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.35, no.11, pp.5312-5317, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.03.081
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.5312-5317

Abstract

Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.), a well known energy crop and an annual herbaceous plant grows very fast with low lodging susceptibility was used as representative lignocellulosic biomass in the present work. Thermocatalytic conversions were performed by aqueous phase reforming (APR) of kenaf hydrolysates and direct gasification of solid biomass of kenaf using 5% Pt on activated carbon as catalyst. Hydrolysates used in APR experiments were prepared by solubilization of kenaf biomass in subcritical water under CO2 gas pressure.