Fast pyrolysis of medium-density fiberboard using a fluidized bed reactor

Young Kwon Park, Kyung Seon Park, Sung Hoon Park

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Fast pyrolysis of medium-density fiberboard was carried out using a fluidized-bed reactor under various conditions to find an optimum pyrolysis condition. When the pyrolysis temperature was varied between 425 °C and 575 °C, the maximum bio-oil yield of 52 wt% was obtained at 525 °C. The quality of the bio-oil product increased with increasing pyrolysis temperature. Pyrolysis at a high temperature removed significant amounts of oxygenates and acids, producing more valuable species such as aromatics and phenolics. The main gaseous products were CO and CO2. The yields of CO and C1-C4 hydrocarbons increased with increasing the pyrolysis temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-675
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Chemistry for Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Bio-oil
  • Fast pyrolysis
  • Fluidized-bed reactor
  • Medium-density fiberboard
  • Pyrolysis temperature


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