Title

Conversion and transformation of N species during pyrolysis of wood-based panels: A review

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Environmental Pollution

Volume

270

PubMed ID

33341552

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

32812

Funders

Funding information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749120368093?via%3Dihub#ack0010

Comments

Xu, D., Yang, L., Zhao, M., Zhang, J., Syed-Hassan, S. S. A., Sun, H., ... Zhang, S. (2021). Conversion and transformation of N species during pyrolysis of wood-based panels: A review. Environmental Pollution, 270, article 116120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116120

Abstract

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Understanding the migration and conversion of nitrogen in wood-based panels (WBPs) during pyrolysis is fundamentally important for potentially transforming the N-containing species into valuable material-based products. This review firstly summarizes the commonly used methods for examining N evolution during the WBPs pyrolysis before probing into the association between the wood and adhesives.The potential effects of wood-adhesive interaction on the pyrolysis process are subsequently analyzed. Furthermore, the controversial statements from literature on the influence of adhesives on wood pyrolysis behavior are discussed, which is followed by the detailed investigation into the distribution and evolution of N-containing species in gas, liquid and char, respectively, during WBPs pyrolysis in recent studies. The differences in N species due to the heating sources (i.e. electrical heating vs microwave heating) are particularly compared. Finally, based on the characteristics of staged pyrolysis, co-pyrolysis and catalytic pyrolysis, the converting pathways for WBPs are proposed with an emphasis on the production of value-added chemicals and carbon materials, simultaneously mitigating NOx emission.

DOI

10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116120

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