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A simple procedure for chromatographic analysis of bio-oils from pyrolysis. 2015. Undri, A; Abou-Zaid, M.; Briens, C.; Berruti, F.; Rosi, L.; Bartoli, M.; Frediani, M.; Frediani, P. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 114:208-221.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36238

Language: English

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Bio-oil can be created from biomass feedstock and used as source for chemicals, which can help meet the rising demand for these products using renewable resources. The composition of the bio-oils varies considerably due to factors such as the biomass source and pyrolytic technique used, so determining its composition can be challenging. We tested a novel protocol for the gas chromatographic analysis technique to characterize bio-oils. The procedure was a tradeoff between ease of operation, exactness of data and expense of analysis. Using this method, many compounds in the bio-oil samples were successfully identified.