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Marco Antonio Rodriguez Dominguez

Potential use of plant biomass from treatment wetland systems for producing biofuels through a biocrude green-biorefining platform

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Potential use of plant biomass from treatment wetland systems for producing biofuels through a biocrude green-biorefining platform. / Rodriguez-Dominguez, Marco A.; Biller, Patrick; Carvalho, Pedro N; Brix, Hans; Arias, Carlos Alberto.

In: Energies, Vol. 14, No. 23, 8157, 05.12.2021.

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title = "Potential use of plant biomass from treatment wetland systems for producing biofuels through a biocrude green-biorefining platform",
abstract = "The potential of using the biomass of four wetland plant species (Iris pseudacorus, Juncus effusus, Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia) grown in treatment wetland systems for producing high-value materials using Hydro-Thermal Liquefaction (HTL) was investigated. The results shows that the wetland plant biomass is suitable for biocrude and biochar production. The hy-drothermal liquefaction products (biocrude, biochar, aqueous and gaseous phase) yields vary according with the specific biomass composition of the species. Furthermore, we document that the biomass composition can be affected by the growing condition (treatment wetland or natural unpolluted conditions) of the plants. None of the single components seem to have a determinant effect on the biocrude yields which was reported around 30% for all the analyzed plants. On the contrary, the biochar yields seem to be affected by the composition of the biomass, obtaining different yields for the different plant species, with biochar yields values from around 12% to 22%, being the Phragmites australis the one that reported the highest average yield. Finally, the com-pounds detected in the aqueous phase are different from one plant species to the other, and their concentration represents a potential source of pollution of water that should receive special at-tention.",
keywords = "Treatment wetlands, BIOCRUDE, Hydrothermal Liquefaction, BIOMASS, green biorefinery, Hydrothermal liquefaction, Biomass, Biochar, Biofuels, Wastewater treatment, Aqueous phase, Biocrude, Biorefinery",
author = "Rodriguez-Dominguez, {Marco A.} and Patrick Biller and Carvalho, {Pedro N} and Hans Brix and Arias, {Carlos Alberto}",
note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.",
year = "2021",
month = dec,
day = "5",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.3390/en14238157",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
journal = "Energies",
issn = "1996-1073",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Potential use of plant biomass from treatment wetland systems for producing biofuels through a biocrude green-biorefining platform

AU - Rodriguez-Dominguez, Marco A.

AU - Biller, Patrick

AU - Carvalho, Pedro N

AU - Brix, Hans

AU - Arias, Carlos Alberto

N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

PY - 2021/12/5

Y1 - 2021/12/5

N2 - The potential of using the biomass of four wetland plant species (Iris pseudacorus, Juncus effusus, Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia) grown in treatment wetland systems for producing high-value materials using Hydro-Thermal Liquefaction (HTL) was investigated. The results shows that the wetland plant biomass is suitable for biocrude and biochar production. The hy-drothermal liquefaction products (biocrude, biochar, aqueous and gaseous phase) yields vary according with the specific biomass composition of the species. Furthermore, we document that the biomass composition can be affected by the growing condition (treatment wetland or natural unpolluted conditions) of the plants. None of the single components seem to have a determinant effect on the biocrude yields which was reported around 30% for all the analyzed plants. On the contrary, the biochar yields seem to be affected by the composition of the biomass, obtaining different yields for the different plant species, with biochar yields values from around 12% to 22%, being the Phragmites australis the one that reported the highest average yield. Finally, the com-pounds detected in the aqueous phase are different from one plant species to the other, and their concentration represents a potential source of pollution of water that should receive special at-tention.

AB - The potential of using the biomass of four wetland plant species (Iris pseudacorus, Juncus effusus, Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia) grown in treatment wetland systems for producing high-value materials using Hydro-Thermal Liquefaction (HTL) was investigated. The results shows that the wetland plant biomass is suitable for biocrude and biochar production. The hy-drothermal liquefaction products (biocrude, biochar, aqueous and gaseous phase) yields vary according with the specific biomass composition of the species. Furthermore, we document that the biomass composition can be affected by the growing condition (treatment wetland or natural unpolluted conditions) of the plants. None of the single components seem to have a determinant effect on the biocrude yields which was reported around 30% for all the analyzed plants. On the contrary, the biochar yields seem to be affected by the composition of the biomass, obtaining different yields for the different plant species, with biochar yields values from around 12% to 22%, being the Phragmites australis the one that reported the highest average yield. Finally, the com-pounds detected in the aqueous phase are different from one plant species to the other, and their concentration represents a potential source of pollution of water that should receive special at-tention.

KW - Treatment wetlands

KW - BIOCRUDE

KW - Hydrothermal Liquefaction

KW - BIOMASS

KW - green biorefinery

KW - Hydrothermal liquefaction

KW - Biomass

KW - Biochar

KW - Biofuels

KW - Wastewater treatment

KW - Aqueous phase

KW - Biocrude

KW - Biorefinery

U2 - https://doi.org/10.3390/en14238157

DO - https://doi.org/10.3390/en14238157

M3 - Journal article

VL - 14

JO - Energies

JF - Energies

SN - 1996-1073

IS - 23

M1 - 8157

ER -