15 October 2022 → 14 April 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Sustainable chemistry not elsewhere classified
- Environmental science and management not elsewhere classified
Engineering and technology
- Chemical process design
value-added chemicals analytical pyrolysis molten sants Biofuels thermochemical conversion of biomass
A new way to process biomass residues using molten salts is studied. The latter combine high heat capacities with good convective heat transfer and have the capacity to improve biomass solubilisation. Biomass conversion is studied both at microscale (py-GC-MS/FID with high pressure hydrogen) as well as at mesoscale (autoclave reactor). Finally, ways to regenerate spent salts shall be proposed.