The microwave pyrolysis of biomass

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Microwave pyrolysis of various biomass types has been reviewed. A range of biomass types has been subjected to microwave pyrolysis under various conditions, with char, bio-oil, and a range of gases (predominantly CO , CO, CH and H ) being produced. Studies aimed at individual biomass components, such as cellulose and hemicellulose, are included to develop a mechanistic understanding of the processes involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-560
Number of pages12
JournalBiofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining
Issue number5
Early online date11 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


  • Microwave pyrolysis
  • Biomass conversion
  • Biochar
  • Bio-oil
  • Biogas
  • Biofuels

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