Effect of Metal-modified Carbon Catalysts on Fast Pyrolysis of Jatropha Waste

Kazuhisa Murata, Viboon Sricharoenchaikul, Yanyong Liu, Megumu Inaba, Isao Takahara
2013 Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute  
Screening, synthesis, and testing of metal-modified carbon catalysts for fast pyrolysis of Jatropha waste were carried out using Pyro-GCMS (Py-GC/MS) and a quartz reactor. Our results suggest that activated carbon-based catalysts, especially those impregnated with Ni, are effective catalysts. The selectivity for aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons was 79.4 %, with relatively low amounts of oxygenated compounds or other unfavorable components. Using Ni/C catalyst in a quartz reactor, the
more » ... eactor, the selectivity for aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons was 64.1 %. Successive reaction through hydrogen migration over the metal-modified activated carbon catalyst surface could occur at 600 . Further improvements of catalyst activity and the reactor configuration may be required to produce liquid fuel commercially.
doi:10.1627/jpi.56.371 fatcat:w5krrcp4hrdqtgumwwtscdxzrq