Slow Catalytic Pyrolysis of Saccharum munja using Bio-genically Synthesized Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles for the Production of high yield Biofuel
Muhammad Imran Din 1 * , Mahnoor Javed 1, Zaib Hussain 1, Rida Khalid 1, Saba Ameen 1
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1 Institute of Chemistry, University of Punjab, Lahore-54590, PAKISTAN* Corresponding Author


In this study, the slow pyrolysis has been performed in a fixed bed reactor using Saccharum munja (munj) as raw biomass material and bio-genically synthesized nickel ferrite nanoparticles (NF-NPs) as a catalyst at an optimum temperature of 450 oC. In the absence of any catalyst, the obtained yield of bio-oil was 43.3 %. The maximum yield of bio-oil (72 %) was obtained with 0.4 g of NF-NPs. With 0.2g of ZSM-5, the obtained bio-oil yield was 44.5 %. The characterization of NF-NPs was studied by using UV-VIS analysis and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The characterization of Bio-char was done by using FT-IR spectroscopy.


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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2020, Volume 4, Issue 3, Article No: em0126

Publication date: 07 Apr 2020

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