Catalytic pyrolysis of Laminaria japonica over nanoporous catalysts using Py-GC/MS
1 Graduate School of Energy and Environmental System Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, South Korea
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan 330-717, South Korea
3 Department of Environmental Engineering, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 540-742, South Korea
4 Green Chemistry Research Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Daejeon 305-600, South Korea
5 School of Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, South Korea
Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:500 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-500Published: 18 August 2011
The catalytic pyrolysis of Laminaria japonica was carried out over a hierarchical meso-MFI zeolite (Meso-MFI) and nanoporous Al-MCM-48 using pyrolysis gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). The effect of the catalyst type on the product distribution and chemical composition of the bio-oil was examined using Py-GC/MS. The Meso-MFI exhibited a higher activity in deoxygenation and aromatization during the catalytic pyrolysis of L. japonica. Meanwhile, the catalytic activity of Al-MCM-48 was lower than that of Meso-MFI due to its weak acidity.