P-Mo-16 Adsorption of Pyrolysis Oil Compounds on Oxide Catalysts

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Chandramouli Vaddepalli and Friederike C. Jentoft, Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
The adsorption and reaction of hydroxyacetone, an important and representative pyrolysis oil constituent, on a variety of oxides (SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2, ZrO2, CeO2) was investigated using IR spectroscopy as the primary method. Hydroxyacetone interacts strongly with all oxide surfaces and cannot be desorbed without residues remaining on the surface.

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