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Título: Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass produced from domestic sewage treatment in high-rate ponds
Autor: Couto, Eduardo A.
Pinto, Filomena
Varela, Francisco
Reis, Alberto
Costa, Paula
Calijuri, Maria Lucia
Palavras-chave: Microalgae
Biorefinery
Wastewater treatment
Biodiesel Production
Domestic sewage
Thermochemical conversion
Data: 2018
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Couto, E.A.; Pinto, F.; Varela, F...[et.al.]. - Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass produced from domestic sewage treatment in high-rate ponds. In: Renewable Energy, 2018, Vol. 118, p. 644-653
Resumo: ABSTRACT: This study evaluates the application of biomass produced from the treatment of domestic sewage in high-rate ponds (HRPs) as feedstock for the production of bio-oil via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL). The effects of reaction time, temperature, and biomass/water ratio on the yield of bio-oil were assessed. In addition, a balance of carbon and nitrogen among the products (bio-oil, aqueous phase, solid residue, and gas) was carried out, in order to evaluate the quality of the bio-oil and possibilities for increasing value from the byproducts. In a 15-min operation at 300 degrees C with biomass/water ratio of 1/10 (w.w(-1)), the bio-oil yield was of 44.4% (Dry Ash Free - daf-basis). Under every condition tested, the solid residue was the most abundant byproduct, mostly due to the high ash content in the biomass. The minimum nitrogen recovery in the bio-oil was 57%, obtained in the operation at 275 degrees C, which is considered the main disadvantage of the process. The use of biomass directly after its production may result in an excessive consumption of energy due to the high water content. However, the need for drying is reduced when compared to other microalgal-based bioenergy production processes, potentially achieving a positive energy balance in the HTL.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.9/3080
ISSN: 0960-1481
Versão do Editor: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.11.041
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