Upgrading and dewatering of raw tropical peat by hydrothermal treatment

Anggoro Tri Mursito, Tsuyoshi Hirajima, Keiko Sasaki

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

133 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this study, hydrothermal upgrading and dewatering of raw tropical peat derived from Pontianak, West Kalimantan-Indonesia was evaluated at temperatures ranging from 150 to 380 °C, a maximum final pressure of 25.1 MPa and a residence time of 30 min. The moisture content of the raw peat was approximately 90 wt.%. Raw peat was hydrothermally upgraded without the addition of water in the laboratory scale. The yield of the solid products was between 53.0 and 99.7 wt.% and the effective calorific value of hydrothermally dewatered peat was between 17,290 and 29,209 kJ/kg following hydrothermal upgrading. In addition, the oxygen content in the solid product was varied from 38.4 to 15.6 wt.% after upgrading, while the carbon content from 55.2 to 77.8 wt.%. The hydrothermally upgraded peat fuel product also had an equilibrium moisture content of 2.3 wt.% and a maximum equilibrium moisture content of 17.6 wt.%. Upgraded peat is characteristically resistant to moisture adsorption at high humidity, which makes it promising for fuel based combustion. The change in the carbon-functional groups and their properties, as determined by FTIR and 13C NMR, are discussed in terms of the hydrothermal upgrading and dewatering process.

出版ステータス出版済み - 3月 1 2010

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学工学(全般)
  • 燃料技術
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 有機化学


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