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Title: Corrosion considerations for thermochemical biomass liquefaction process systems in biofuel production

Abstract

Thermochemical liquifaction processing of biomass to produce bio-derived fuels (e.g. gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, home heating oil, etc.) is of great recent interest as a renewable energy source. Approaches under investigation include direct liquefaction, hydrothermal liquefaction, hydropyrolysis, fast pyrolysis, etc. to produce energy dense liquids that can be utilized as produced or further processed to provide products of higher value. An issue with bio-oils is that they tend to contain significant concentrations of organic compounds, which make the bio-oil acidic and a potential source of corrosion issues in in transport, storage, and use. Efforts devoted to modified/further processing of bio-oils to make them less corrosive are currently being widely pursued. Another aspect that must also be addressed is potential corrosion issues in the bio-oil liquefaction process equipment itself. Depending on the specific process, bio-oil liquefaction production temperatures can reach up to 400-600 °C, and involve the presence of aggressive sulfur, and halide species from both the biomass used and/or process additives. Detailed knowledge of the corrosion resistance of candidate process equipment alloys in these bio-oil production environments is currently lacking. Lastly, this paper summarizes our recent, ongoing efforts to assess the extent to which corrosion of bio-oil process equipment maymore » be an issue, with the ultimate goal of providing the basis to select the lowest cost alloy grades capable of providing the long-term corrosion resistance needed for future bio-oil production plants.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Iowa State Univ., Boone, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1185620
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 66; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Brady, Michael P., Keiser, James R., Leonard, Donovan N., Whitmer, Lysle, and Thomson, Jeffery K. Corrosion considerations for thermochemical biomass liquefaction process systems in biofuel production. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1007/s11837-014-1201-y.
Brady, Michael P., Keiser, James R., Leonard, Donovan N., Whitmer, Lysle, & Thomson, Jeffery K. Corrosion considerations for thermochemical biomass liquefaction process systems in biofuel production. United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-014-1201-y.
Brady, Michael P., Keiser, James R., Leonard, Donovan N., Whitmer, Lysle, and Thomson, Jeffery K. Tue . "Corrosion considerations for thermochemical biomass liquefaction process systems in biofuel production". United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-014-1201-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185620.
@article{osti_1185620,
title = {Corrosion considerations for thermochemical biomass liquefaction process systems in biofuel production},
author = {Brady, Michael P. and Keiser, James R. and Leonard, Donovan N. and Whitmer, Lysle and Thomson, Jeffery K.},
abstractNote = {Thermochemical liquifaction processing of biomass to produce bio-derived fuels (e.g. gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, home heating oil, etc.) is of great recent interest as a renewable energy source. Approaches under investigation include direct liquefaction, hydrothermal liquefaction, hydropyrolysis, fast pyrolysis, etc. to produce energy dense liquids that can be utilized as produced or further processed to provide products of higher value. An issue with bio-oils is that they tend to contain significant concentrations of organic compounds, which make the bio-oil acidic and a potential source of corrosion issues in in transport, storage, and use. Efforts devoted to modified/further processing of bio-oils to make them less corrosive are currently being widely pursued. Another aspect that must also be addressed is potential corrosion issues in the bio-oil liquefaction process equipment itself. Depending on the specific process, bio-oil liquefaction production temperatures can reach up to 400-600 °C, and involve the presence of aggressive sulfur, and halide species from both the biomass used and/or process additives. Detailed knowledge of the corrosion resistance of candidate process equipment alloys in these bio-oil production environments is currently lacking. Lastly, this paper summarizes our recent, ongoing efforts to assess the extent to which corrosion of bio-oil process equipment may be an issue, with the ultimate goal of providing the basis to select the lowest cost alloy grades capable of providing the long-term corrosion resistance needed for future bio-oil production plants.},
doi = {10.1007/s11837-014-1201-y},
journal = {JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society},
number = 12,
volume = 66,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}

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