Ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of Korean native Oak tree over microporous zeolites

Young Min Kim, Beom Sik Kim, Kwang Seok Chea, Tae Su Jo, Seungdo Kim, Young Kwon Park

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Ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of a Korean native oak tree over microporous zeolites (HZSM-5, HBeta, and HY) was performed by using a fixed bed reactor. The effect of sample to catalyst ratio and reaction temperature was also investigated to optimize production conditions of high quality bio-oil. Among three catalysts, HZSM-5 showed the highest aromatic formation due to its proper pore size and strong acidity. Although HY and HBeta also showed the catalytic activity, they produced larger amounts of coke due to their larger pore size. The smaller ratio of the sample to the catalyst and higher reaction temperature were also required to maximize the yields of aromatic hydrocarbons via the catalytic pyrolysis of oak tree over HZSM-5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-414
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Chemistry for Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2016


  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Bio-oil
  • Catalytic pyrolysis
  • Oak tree
  • Zeolite


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