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Title: Application of Buckmaster Electrolyte Ion Leakage Test to Woody Biofuel Feedstocks

Abstract

In an earlier ASABE paper, Buckmaster reported that ion conductivity of biomass leachate in aqueous solution was directly correlated with activity access to plant nutrients within the biomass materials for subsequent biological or chemical processing. The Buckmaster test involves placing a sample of the particles in a beaker of constant-temperature deionized water and monitoring the change in electrical conductivity over time. We adapted the Buckmaster method to a range of woody biomass and other cellulosic bioenergy feedstocks. Our experimental results suggest differences of electrolyte leakage between differently processed woody biomass particles may be an indicator of their utility for conversion in bioenergy processes. This simple assay appears to be particularly useful to compare different biomass comminution techniques and particle sizes for biochemical preprocessing.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Forest Concepts, LLC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Forest Concepts, LLC, Auburn, WA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE EE Office of Biomass (EE-2E)
OSTI Identifier:
1087141
Report Number(s):
DOE-SC0002291-8
DOE Contract Number:
SC0002291
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, KY, August 7-10, 2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Biomass, forest, bioenergy, quality, standards, assay

Citation Formats

Broderick, Thomas F, and Dooley, James H. Application of Buckmaster Electrolyte Ion Leakage Test to Woody Biofuel Feedstocks. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Broderick, Thomas F, & Dooley, James H. Application of Buckmaster Electrolyte Ion Leakage Test to Woody Biofuel Feedstocks. United States.
Broderick, Thomas F, and Dooley, James H. Thu . "Application of Buckmaster Electrolyte Ion Leakage Test to Woody Biofuel Feedstocks". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087141.
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