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Recent Advances in Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is an irreversible thermochemical treatment process of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere. It is basically a carbonisation process where an organic material is decomposed to produce a solid residue with high (or higher) carbon content and some volatile products. The decomposition reactions are accompanied in general with polymerisation and isomerisation reactions. The end products of pyrolysis can be controlled by optimizing pyrolysis parameters such as temperature and residence time. Pyrolysis is used heavily in the chemical industry to produce many forms of carbon and other chemicals from petroleum, coal, wood, oil shale, biomass or organic waste materials, and it is the basis of several methods for producing fuel from biomass. Pyrolysis also is the process of conversion of buried organic matter into fossil fuels.

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Recent Advances in PyrolysisEdited by Hassan Al- Haj Ibrahim

Published: January 22nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77528

ISBN: 978-1-78984-064-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-063-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-942-4

Copyright year: 2020

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2623 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Pyrolysis

By Hassan Al-Haj Ibrahim


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2. A Study on Pyrolysis of Lignin over Mesoporous Materials

By Abdelrahman Mohamed Rabie and Marwa Mohamed Abouelela


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3. Influence of Process Parameters on Synthesis of Biochar by Pyrolysis of Biomass: An Alternative Source of Energy

By Krishna Yadav and Sheeja Jagadevan


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4. Modeling and Optimization of Product Profiles in Biomass Pyrolysis

By Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula, Sriram Devanathan and Sindhu Subramanian


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5. Waste Plastics Valorization by Fast Pyrolysis and in Line Catalytic Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production

By Itsaso Barbarias, Aitor Arregi, Maite Artetxe, Laura Santamaria, Gartzen Lopez, María Cortazar, Maider Amutio, Javier Bilbao and Martin Olazar


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6. Synthesis and Characterization of Forsterite (Mg2SiO4) Nanomaterials of Dunite from Sumatera

By Ratnawulan Ratnawulan and Ahmad Fauzi


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