Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Group
- Agricultural and forestry waste
- Straw, used straw, husks and grain dust
corncob from maiz (Zea mays) grown in Serbia (ZP Maize hybrid 505)
Feedstock was dried at 105 °C for 24 h and weighed prior to loading into a 1 L stainless steel retort. The retort, equipped with thermocouples placed at the center, bottom, side, and front, was then covered with a lid and placed into a furnace. The retort was purged for 1 h to create an inert atmosphere, and a constant flow of N2 was maintained at 2 L min−1 during pyrolysis. Slow pyrolysis was performed in a muffle furnace with a heating rate of 2.5 °C min−1. After the desired final temperature was achieved, heat supply from the furnace was stopped and the sample cooled slowly to room temperature.
Budai et al. 2015 in prep
Preliminary laboratory results show a liming effect at application rates of 5 m% and higher