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Title: Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis at the Single Particle Scale

Abstract

Simulating fast pyrolysis at the scale of single particles allows for the investigation of the impacts of feedstock-specific parameters such as particle size, shape, and species of origin. For this reason particle-scale modeling has emerged as an important tool for understanding how variations in feedstock properties affect the outcomes of pyrolysis processes. The origins of feedstock properties are largely dictated by the composition and hierarchical structure of biomass, from the microstructural porosity to the external morphology of milled particles. These properties may be accounted for in simulations of fast pyrolysis by several different computational approaches depending on the level of structural and chemical complexity included in the model. The predictive utility of particle-scale simulations of fast pyrolysis can still be enhanced substantially by advancements in several areas. Most notably, considerable progress would be facilitated by the development of pyrolysis kinetic schemes that are decoupled from transport phenomena, predict product evolution from whole-biomass with increased chemical speciation, and are still tractable with present-day computational resources.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  2. ORNL
  3. U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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:
1376536
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ciesielski, Peter, Wiggins, Gavin, Daw, C Stuart, and Jakes, Joseph E. Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis at the Single Particle Scale. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ciesielski, Peter, Wiggins, Gavin, Daw, C Stuart, & Jakes, Joseph E. Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis at the Single Particle Scale. United States.
Ciesielski, Peter, Wiggins, Gavin, Daw, C Stuart, and Jakes, Joseph E. Sat . "Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis at the Single Particle Scale". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376536.
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