Catalytic pyrolysis of digestate to produce aromatic hydrocarbons can be combined with anaerobic fermentation to effectively transform and utilize all biomass components, which can achieve the meaningful purpose of transforming waste into high-value products. This study explored whether catalytic pyrolysis of digestate is feasible to prepare aromatic hydrocarbons by analyzing the thermogravimetric characteristics, pyrolysis characteristics, and catalytic pyrolysis characteristics of digestate. For digestate pyrolysis, an increase in temperature was found to elevate the CO, CH4, and monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (benzene, toluene, and xylene; BTX) content, whereas it decreased the contents of phenols, acids, aldehydes, and other oxygenates. Furthermore, the catalytic pyrolysis process effectively inhibited the acids, phenols, and furans in the liquid, whereas the yield of BTX increased from 25.45% to 45.99%, and the selectivity of xylene was also increased from 10.32% to 28.72% after adding ZSM-5. ZSM-5 also inhibited the production of nitrogenous compounds.

Preparation of aromatic hydrocarbons from catalytic pyrolysis of digestate

Barontini F.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Catalytic pyrolysis of digestate to produce aromatic hydrocarbons can be combined with anaerobic fermentation to effectively transform and utilize all biomass components, which can achieve the meaningful purpose of transforming waste into high-value products. This study explored whether catalytic pyrolysis of digestate is feasible to prepare aromatic hydrocarbons by analyzing the thermogravimetric characteristics, pyrolysis characteristics, and catalytic pyrolysis characteristics of digestate. For digestate pyrolysis, an increase in temperature was found to elevate the CO, CH4, and monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (benzene, toluene, and xylene; BTX) content, whereas it decreased the contents of phenols, acids, aldehydes, and other oxygenates. Furthermore, the catalytic pyrolysis process effectively inhibited the acids, phenols, and furans in the liquid, whereas the yield of BTX increased from 25.45% to 45.99%, and the selectivity of xylene was also increased from 10.32% to 28.72% after adding ZSM-5. ZSM-5 also inhibited the production of nitrogenous compounds.
2023
Tan, H.; Yang, M.; Chen, Y.; Chen, X.; Fantozzi, F.; Bartocci, P.; Tschentscher, R.; Barontini, F.; Yang, H.; Chen, H.
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