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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yi
dc.contributor.authorHu, Xun
dc.contributor.authorSong, Yao
dc.contributor.authorMin, Zhenhua
dc.contributor.authorMourant, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorLi, Tingting
dc.contributor.authorGunawan, Richard
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chun-Zhu
dc.identifier.citationWang, Yi and Hu, Xun and Song, Yao and Min, Zhenhua and Mourant, Daniel and Li, Tingting and Gunawan, Richard and Li, Chun-Zhu. 2013. Catalytic steam reforming of cellulose-derived compounds using a char-supported iron catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology. 116: pp. 234-240.

This study aims to understand the mechanism for the removal of tar in the gasification of biomass with a charsupported iron catalyst. The pyrolysis of a pure cellulose sample and the following steam reforming of the pyrolysis products have been performed at temperatures from 500 to 850 °C. Our results indicate that tars are hard to be reformed without a catalyst. At low temperatures (<700 °C), compared with aromatic structural systems, the catalytic steam reforming showed better effects on the conversion of non-aromatics (e.g. sugars), particularly large molecules. Many aromatic ring systems can be formed at high temperatures (≥700 °C), and the catalyst was effective on reforming them with steam. The char structural features of a catalyst gave more information to understand the reactions that occurred on the catalyst.

dc.subjectChar-supported iron catalyst
dc.subjectCatalytic steam reforming
dc.subjectCellulose-derived compounds
dc.titleCatalytic steam reforming of cellulose-derived compounds using a char-supported iron catalyst
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleFuel Processing Technology
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