Hydrothermal treatment of oil palm biomass in batch and semi-flow reactors

Ahmad T. Yuliansyah, Satoshi Kumagai, Tsuyoshi Hirajima, Keiko Sasaki

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Oil palm frond and empty fruit bunch (EFB), which were abundant biomass resources found in Indonesia, were hydrothermally-treated using two different types of reactor, e.g. batch and semi-flow reactor. The objective of this research was to make a comparison of product resulted from both types of treatment. Based on the experimental results, it was found that liquefaction of biomass material occurred more effectively in semi-flow reactor. Semi-flow reactor facilitated a higher recovery of several sugar compounds such as xylooligosaccharides and arabinose. On the hand, residual solids from batch treatment had higher theoretical calorific values (18.81 and 18.00 MJ/kg) than those from semi-flow (15.40 and 17.41 MJ/kg, for frond and EFB respectively).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-680
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2018 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Aug 22 2018Aug 25 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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