Catalytic pyrolysis of waste mandarin over nanoporous materials

Young Kwon Park, Jeong Wook Kim, Sung Hoon Park, Seong Soo Kim, Jong Ki Jeon, See Hoon Lee

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Catalytic pyrolysis of waste mandarin was performed using nanoporous catalysts. Al-MCM-41 and Meso-MFI, which had different acid characteristics, were used. In addition, the characteristics of Pt/Meso-MFI were compared with those of Meso-MFI. To analyze the characteristics of the catalyst samples, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, temperature programmed desorption of NH3, and N2 adsorption-desorption analyses were performed. In addition, pyrolysis gas chromatography/mass spectrometry was used to facilitate the direct analysis of the pyrolytic products. The products obtained from catalytic pyrolysis contained a greater amount of valuable components than did those obtained from non-catalytic pyrolysis, indicating that catalytic pyrolysis improved the quality of the bio-oil. Additionally, valuable products such as furan and aromatic compounds were produced in greater quantities when Meso-MFI was used. When Pt/Meso-MFI was used, the amounts of furan and aromatic compounds produced increased even further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Al-MCM-41
  • Meso-MFI
  • Pt/Meso-MFI
  • Waste mandarin


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