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Title: On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks: On the Challenges Facing the Handling of Solid Biomass Feedstocks

Abstract

With a major global emphasis on the management of waste, alternative resources and a shift to environmentally sustainable technologies, demand for large volumes of heterogeneous solid biomass feedstocks for energy or chemical use is expected to rise significantly. In transforming a sporadic supply of a low-value, highly variable product, to continuous and controlled high throughput systems, a thorough understanding of the feedstock properties will increase in importance. Appropriate characterisation tests are necessary to define technical specification and selection criteria for handling equipment and to appraise the requirement and location for additional processes or pre-treatment to be integrated into the handling chain. Such tests may also influence the material characteristics to be used in the conversion process. In this paper, we discuss the main feedstock attributes associated with a number of handling chain phases and the approach to obtain them. Lastly, the framework for a holistic approach to the characterisation and design of biomass feedstock handling systems for further development and practical implementation is also proposed.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. The University of Newcastle (Australia)
  2. The University of Greenwich, London (United Kingdom)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. DuPont, Wilmington, DE (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:
1468105
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-104X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biomass; dilation; handling; advanced adaptive system; modelling; characterisation

Citation Formats

Ilic, Dusan, Williams, Kenneth, Farnish, Richard, Webb, Erin, and Liu, Gary. On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks: On the Challenges Facing the Handling of Solid Biomass Feedstocks. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1002/bbb.1851.
Ilic, Dusan, Williams, Kenneth, Farnish, Richard, Webb, Erin, & Liu, Gary. On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks: On the Challenges Facing the Handling of Solid Biomass Feedstocks. United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/bbb.1851
Ilic, Dusan, Williams, Kenneth, Farnish, Richard, Webb, Erin, and Liu, Gary. Thu . "On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks: On the Challenges Facing the Handling of Solid Biomass Feedstocks". United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/bbb.1851. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468105.
@article{osti_1468105,
title = {On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks: On the Challenges Facing the Handling of Solid Biomass Feedstocks},
author = {Ilic, Dusan and Williams, Kenneth and Farnish, Richard and Webb, Erin and Liu, Gary},
abstractNote = {With a major global emphasis on the management of waste, alternative resources and a shift to environmentally sustainable technologies, demand for large volumes of heterogeneous solid biomass feedstocks for energy or chemical use is expected to rise significantly. In transforming a sporadic supply of a low-value, highly variable product, to continuous and controlled high throughput systems, a thorough understanding of the feedstock properties will increase in importance. Appropriate characterisation tests are necessary to define technical specification and selection criteria for handling equipment and to appraise the requirement and location for additional processes or pre-treatment to be integrated into the handling chain. Such tests may also influence the material characteristics to be used in the conversion process. In this paper, we discuss the main feedstock attributes associated with a number of handling chain phases and the approach to obtain them. Lastly, the framework for a holistic approach to the characterisation and design of biomass feedstock handling systems for further development and practical implementation is also proposed.},
doi = {10.1002/bbb.1851},
journal = {Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining},
number = 2,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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