Catalytic pyrolysis of Citrus unshiu peel over mesoporous catalysts

Hyung Won Lee, Heejin Lee, Jin Sun Cha, Jong Ki Jeon, Sung Hoon Park, Sang Chul Jung, Ji Man Kim, Sang Chai Kim, Young Kwon Park

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The ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of Citrus unshiu peel was performed over mesoporous catalysts, Al-SBA-15 and Mesoporous Y, which have different acidity and structures. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, pore diameter, and temperature programmed desorption of NH3 were measured to analyze the characteristics of the catalysts. A tandem micro reactor-GC/MS system was used for catalytic pyrolysis and product analysis. By applying catalytic pyrolysis, a large number of oxygen-containing compounds were upgraded to furans and aromatics with the formation of byproducts, such as light olefins, CO and CO2. Mesoporous Y exhibited better performance for aromatic hydrocarbon formation than Al-SBA-15 owing to its medium-strength acidity and structural properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1019
Number of pages5
JournalScience of Advanced Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Al-SBA-15
  • Catalytic Pyrolysis
  • Citrus unshiu Peel
  • Mesoporous Y


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