OATAO - Open Archive Toulouse Archive Ouverte Open Access Week

Thermodynamic modeling of the condensable fraction of a gaseous effluent from lignocellulosic biomass torrefaction

Detcheberry, Mylène and Destrac, Philippe and Massebeuf, Silvère and Baudouin, Olivier and Gerbaud, Vincent and Condoret, Jean-Stéphane and Meyer, Xuân-Mi Thermodynamic modeling of the condensable fraction of a gaseous effluent from lignocellulosic biomass torrefaction. (2016) Fluid Phase Equilibria, 409. 242-255. ISSN 0378-3812

(Document in English)

PDF (Author's version) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2015.09.025


The condensable fraction of the gaseous effluent from the torrefaction process of wood is a complex mixture of more than one hundred oxygenated species (alcohols, acids, aldehydes, ketones, furans, phenolic, gaïacols and sugars) diluted in water where some of them are likely to react. This effluent is currently burnt to provide energy but it could be valorized as bio-sourced chemicals. To recover target products like acetic acid, glycolaldehyde, furfural and eugenol a first step of thermodynamic modeling of this complex mixture is required to be able to propose different strategies of separation-purification. This was done here by coupling the UNIQUAC model with chemical equilibria involved in the reactive mixture. Binary interaction parameters were identified using vapor–liquid equilibria data from the literature. The predicted results are in good agreement with the experimental data of systems containing water, methanol, formaldehyde, acetic acid, formic acid, propionic acid, furfural and furfuryl alcohol, main components of the considered mixture and their associated reaction products.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Fluid Phase Equilibria website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03783812
HAL Id:hal-01338876
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > ProSim (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Deposited On:29 Jun 2016 10:13

Repository Staff Only: item control page