The effect of adding ethanol on the ignition properties of fast pyrolysis bio oils

R. Calabria, F. Chiariello, P. Massoli, A. Frassoldati, B. van de Beld, T. E. Hermanns, Anja Oasmaa, A. Toussaint

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    In this paper, the ignition behaviour of droplets composed by crude FPBO and FPBO/EtOH blends at normal pressure is discussed. The tests were carried out, in a closed single droplet combustion chamber with optical accesses, on droplets of diameter in the range 0.8 mm-1.4 mm. FPBO/EtOH blends with percentage of alcohol varying between 5 % v/v and 50 % v/v were tested. To analyse the effectiveness of the addition of ethanol on the ignition properties of FPBOs, the study was also carried out on the crude FPBO used to form the blends. 1D modelling of the evaporation and ignition of droplets of crude FPBO and blends FPBO/EtOH is also discussed. The comparison of numerical and experimental results shows that the model is able to capture the main features of the heating phase of the complex fuels forming the droplets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
    Subtitle of host publicationEUBCE 2019
    PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
    ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-19-6
    Publication statusPublished - May 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 27 May 201930 May 2019

    Publication series

    SeriesEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings


    Conference27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019


    The Residue2Heat project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 654650.


    • Biofuel
    • Combustion
    • Conversion systems
    • Ethanol
    • Fast pyrolysis bio oil
    • Ignition


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