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Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering by L Rosendahl

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8

Intermediate pyrolysis of biomass

A. Hornung,     Aston University UK

Abstract:

A comparison of fast and intermediate processes is given. New developments in technology are described for intermediate pyrolysis and an advanced integrative combination of biomass based processes is proposed.

Key words

pyrolysis

intermediate

fast

slow

combined heat and power (CHP)

gasification

Haloclean

Pyroformer

8.1 Introduction

Pyrolysis in general terms is a thermo chemical conversion in the absence of oxygen. Pyrolysis reactors have various designs and the pyrolysis process can be categorised according to the process conditions as fast, intermediate or slow. Each type of pyrolysis can deal with different types of biomass, but very often the shape and ...

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