Catalytic reforming of lignin-derived bio-oil over a nanoporous molecular sieve silicoaluminophosphate-11

Y. K. Park, Hyeon Koo Kang, Hansaem Jang, Dong Jin Suh, Sung Hoon Park

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Catalytic pyrolysis of lignin, a major constituent of biomass, was performed. A nanoporous molecular sieve silicoaluminophosphate-11 (SAPO-11) was selected as catalyst. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that 500°C was the optimal pyrolysis temperature. Pyrolyzer-gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy was used to investigate the pyrolysis product distribution. Production of phenolics, the dominant product from the pyrolysis of lignin, was promoted by the increase in the catalyst dose. In particular, low-molecular-mass phenolics were produced more over SAPO-11, while high-molecular-mass phenolics and double-bond-containing phenolics were produced less. The fraction of aromatic compounds, including benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene, was also increased by catalytic reforming. The catalytic effects were more pronounced when the catalyst/biomass ratio was increased. The enhanced production of aromatic compounds by an acidic catalyst obtained in this study is in good agreement with the results of previous studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4434-4437
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2016


  • Aromatic Compounds
  • Catalytic Pyrolysis
  • Lignin
  • Nanoporous Molecular Sieve
  • SAPO-11


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