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  • Volume 2018

    A Case Study of Bio-char Production from Biomass using Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis and its Utilization
    (International Journal of Engineering Works)

    Vol. 5, Issue 5, PP. 87-95, May 2018
    Keywords: Biomass; Biochar; Pyrolysis Parameters; Microwave assisted pyrolysis

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    Microwave pyrolysis is a modern technology to produce a good quality biochar.  Gives best products, utilization and most important, process is environment friendly. In Microwave, radiation use for pyrolysis and process is: fast, specific heat area. But in conventional pyrolysis heat cannot be controlled for specific area. Microwave pyrolysis depends on the parameters: temperature, reaction time, feedstock type and Microwave Absorbers (MWAs). Production depends on the types of pyrolysis (slow, fast and flash). In the previous work focused on bio-oil and gases. But the biochar is storing source of energy and utilization. This review paper provides information about biochar obtained from microwave-assisted pyrolysis in all aspects and its utilization. It is concluded that microwave-assisted technology is an efficient technique to decrease the reaction time and increases the quality of products. In calculation, this method can overcome the requirements of feedstock destroying and improves the quality of heating.


    1. Muhammad Zeshan Afzal: National ASIC System Engineering Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096,
    2. Huiyan Zhang: National ASIC System Engineering Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096,
    3. Muhammad Aurangzeb: College of Energy and Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, 210096,
    4. Wang Bing: National ASIC System Engineering Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096,
    5. Yaping Zhang: National ASIC System Engineering Center, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096,

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    Muhammad Zeshan Afzal, Huiyan Zhang, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Wang Bing, Yaping Zhang, "A Case Study of Bio-char Production from Biomass using Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis and its Utilization" International Journal of Engineering Works, Vol. 5, Issue 5, PP. 87-95, May 2018.


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