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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Distributed-Scale Pyrolysis of Agricultural Biomass for Production of Refinable Crude Bio-Oil and Valuable Coproducts

Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-Products

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Bio-based n-butanol prepared from poly-3-hydroxybutyrate: optimization of the reduction of n-butyl crotonate to n-butanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(23-Jul-14)
Origin of carbon in aromatic and olefin products derived from HZSM-5 catalyzed co-pyrolysis of cellulose and plastics via isotopic labeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Origin of carbon in aromatic and olefin products derived from HZSM-5 catalyzed co-pyrolysis of cellulose and plastics via isotopic labeling. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 162:p.338-345.
Distillation and isolation of commodity chemicals from Bio-oil made by tail-gas reactive prolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Distillation and isolation of commodity chemicals from Bio-oil made by tail-gas reactive prolysis. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2(8),2042-2052.
Evaluation of Brazilian biomasses as potential feedstocks for fuel production via fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pighinelli, A.L., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Elkasabi, Y.M. 2014. Evaluation of Brazilian biomasses as potential feedstocks for fuel production via fast pyrolysis. Energy for Sustainable Development,21:p.42-50.
Combustion performance of pyrolysis oil/ethanol blends in a residential-scale oil-fired boiler - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, J.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Combustion performance of pyrolysis oil/ethanol blends in a residential-scale oil-fired boiler. Fuel. 133:34-44.
Mild pyrolysis of P3HB/Switchgrass blends for the production of bio-oil enriched with crotonic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Schweitzer, D., Sparks, K., Snell, K. 2014. Mild pyrolysis of P3HB/Switchgrass blends for the production of bio-oil enriched with crotonic acid. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 107:p.40-45.
Hydrodeoxygenation of fast-pyrolysis bio-oils from various feedstocks using carbon-supported catalysts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elkasabi, Y.M., Mullen, C.A., Pighinelli, A.L., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Hydrodeoxygenation of fast-pyrolysis bio-oils from various feedstocks using carbon-supported catalysts. Fuel Processing Technology. 123:11-18.
Accumulation of inorganic impurities on HZSM-5 during catalytic fast pyrolysis of switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2013. Accumulation of inorganic impurities on HZSM-5 during catalytic fast pyrolysis of switchgrass. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research. 52:p.17156-17161.
H-Zsm5 Catalyzed Co-Pyrolysis of Biomass and Plastics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. H-ZSM5 Catalyzed co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2(2),pp301-311.
Aspen+ and Economic Modeling of Equine Waste Utilization for Localized Hot Water Heating Via Fast Pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hammer, N.L., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Wheeler, C.M. 2013. ASPEN+ and economic modeling of equine waste utilization for localized hot water heating via fast pyrolysis. Journal of Environmental Management. 128:594-601.
Hydrotreating of fast pyrolysis oils from protein-rich pennycress seed presscake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Reichenbach, S.E. 2013. Hydrotreating of fast pyrolysis oils from protein-rich pennycress seed presscake. Fuel. 111, 797-804.
Reliable peak selection for multisample analysis with comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reichenbach, S.E., Tian, X., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Cordero, C., Tao, Q. 2013. Reliable peak selection for multisample analysis with comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography. Analytical Chemistry. 85:4974-4981.
Life cycle environmental and economic tradeoffs of using fast pyrolysis products for power generation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pourhashem, G., Spatari, S., Boateng, A.A., Mcaloon, A.J., Mullen, C.A. 2013. Life cycle environmental and economic tradeoffs of using fast pyrolysis products for power generation. Energy and Fuels. 27:2578-2587.
Heavy metal and phenol adsorption properties of biochars from pyrolyzed switchgrass and woody biomass in correlation with surface structures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Han, Y., Boateng, A.A., Qi, P.X., Lima, I.M., Jainmin, C. 2013. Heavy metal and phenol adsorption properties of biochars from pyrolyzed switchgrass and woody biomass in correlation with surface properties. Environmental Management. 118:196-204.
Structure-property characteristics of pyrolytic lignins derived from fast pyrolysis of a lignin rich biomass extract - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nsimba, R.Y., Mullen, C.A., West, N., Boateng, A.A. 2013. Structure-property characteristics of pyrolytic lignins derived from fast pyrolysis of a lignin rich biomass extract. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 1:260-267.
Fast pyrolysis of biomass thermally pretreated by torrefaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A. 2013. Fast pyrolysis of biomass thermally pretreated by torrefaction. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 100, 95-102.
Structure and radical scavenging activity relationships of pyrolytic lignins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nsimba, R.Y., West, N., Boateng, A.A. 2012. Structure and radical scavenging activity relationships of pyrolytic lignins. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:12525-12530.
Mass balance, energy and exergy analysis of bio-oil production by fast pyrolysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Osgood-Jacobs, L., Carlson, P., Macken, N. 2012. Mass balance, energy and exergy analysis of bio-oil production by fast pyrolysis. Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 134/042001-1-9.
Condensation of acetol and acetic acid vapor with sprayed liquid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, L.C., Boateng, A.A., Goldberg, N.M., Mullen, C.A., Mihalcik, D.J. 2012. Condensation of acetol and acetic acid vapor with sprayed liquid. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 51:5067-5072.
Dual fluidized bed design for the fast pyrolysis of biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Swart, S.D., Heydenrych, M.D., Boateng, A.A. 2012. Dual fluidized bed design for the fast pyrolysis of biomass. Tappsa Journal. 2:18-25.
Mineral nutrient recovery from pyrolysis systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wise, J., Vietor, D., Provin, T., Capareda, S., Munster, C., Boateng, A.A. 2012. Mineral nutrient recovery from pyrolysis systems. Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 31(2):251-255.
Packed-bed catalytic cracking of oak derived pyrolytic vapors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mihalcik, D.J., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Goldberg, N.M. 2011. Packed-bed catalytic cracking of oak derived pyrolytic vapors. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 50:13304-13312.
Catalytic fast pyrolysis of white oak wood in-situ using a bubbling fluidized bed reactor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Mihalcik, D.J., Goldberg, N.M. 2011. Catalytic fast pyrolysis of white oak wood in-situ using a bubbling fluidized bed reactor. Energy and Fuels. 25:5444-5451.
Characterizing biomass fast pyrolysis oils by 13C-NMR and chemometric analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strahan, G.D., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2011. Characterizing biomass fast pyrolysis oils by 13C-NMR and chemometric analysis. Energy and Fuels. 25:5452-5461.
CFD modeling of space-time evolution of fast pyrolysis products in a bench-scale fluidized-bed reactor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, A.A., Mtui, P.L. 2012. CFD modeling of space-time evolution of fast pyrolysis products in a bench-scale fluidized-bed reactor. Applied Thermal Engineering. 33-34:p.190-198.
Mass balance and exergy analysis of a fast pyrolysis system - (Proceedings)
(22-Aug-11)
Screening acidic zeolites for catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass and its components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mihalcik, D.J., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2011. Screening acidic zeolites for catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass and its components. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 92:224-232.
Production and analysis of fast pyrolysis oils from proteinaceous biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2011. Production and analysis of fast pyrolysis oils from proteinaceous biomass. BioEnergy Research. 4;303-311.
Pyrolysis Oil - Overview of characteristics and utilization - (Review Article)
(17-Apr-11)
Us (Ars)-South African (Up) Collaboration on Combustion Reduction Integrated Pyrolysis System (Crip) - (Other)
Boateng, A.A., Heydenrych, M. 2011. US (ARS)-South African (UP) collaboration on combustion reduction integrated pyrolysis system (CRIP). IEA Bioenergy Agreement Task 34 Newsletter, Issue 29, p.5-5.
Characterization of water insoluble solids isolated from various biomass fast pyrolysis oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2011. Characterization of water insoluble solids isolated from various biomass fast pyrolysis oils. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 90:197-203.
Last Modified: 8/19/2014
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