Two-step continuous upgrading of sawdust pyrolysis oil to deoxygenated hydrocarbons using hydrotreating and hydrodeoxygenating catalysts

Gayoung Kim, Jangwoo Seo, Jae Wook Choi, Jungho Jae, Jeong Myeong Ha, Dong Jin Suh, Kwan Young Lee, Jong Ki Jeon, Jae Kon Kim

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Abstract

The two-step hydrodeoxygenation of pine sawdust pyrolysis oil, or bio-oil, is performed using pairs of first-step hydrotreating and second-step hydrodeoxygenating catalysts. The reaction results demonstrate that the combination of hydrotreating carbon-supported 5 wt% Pd (5 wt% Pd/C) and hydrodeoxygenating tungstate-zirconia-supported 3 wt% Ru (3 wt% Ru/WZr) catalysts produced the highest yield of oil products and the lowest yield of cokes and tars. The hydrodeoxygenated liquid products are further analyzed using FT-IR, which indicates the removal of carbonyls and hydroxyls along with an increase of methyls. The roles of hydrotreating Pd/C are further studied using GC/MS results of the hydrotreated liquid products; these results indicate that the hydrogenation of carbonyls to alcohols and the saturation of furans occur during the first step of the hydrotreating process. The removal of carbonyls and unsaturated furans can suppress their strong adsorption to noble metal surfaces and then their carbonization to cokes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume303
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning ( KETEP ) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of Republic of Korea (No. 20163010092210 ). The authors thank Daekyung ESCO Co., Ltd. (Incheon, Korea) for the supply of the sawdust pyrolysis oil. Appendix A

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Elsevier B.V.

Keywords

  • hydrodeoxygenation
  • hydrotreating
  • palladium
  • ruthenium
  • tungstate-zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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