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Santos R.M.,Cid University Prof Jose Aloisio Of Campos Av Marechal Rondo S N | Santos A.O.,Cid University Prof Jose Aloisio Of Campos Av Marechal Rondo S N | Sussuchi E.M.,Cid University Prof Jose Aloisio Of Campos Av Marechal Rondo S N | Nascimento J.S.,Cid University Prof Jose Aloisio Of Campos Av Marechal Rondo S N | And 2 more authors.
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2015

The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of Hancornia speciosa GOMES (mangaba) seeds as a novel matrix for the production of bio-oil. The study was divided into three steps: (i) characterization of the biomass (through elemental analysis (CHN), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR), thermogravimetry (TG), and determination of biomass composition; (ii) pyrolysis of mangaba seed to obtain the bio-oil; and (iii) characterization of the bio-oil (thermogravimetry and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry-GC/qMS). The TG of the sample showed a mass loss of around 90% in 450. °C. In the pyrolysis experiments the variables included temperature (450 and 600. °C), sample mass (5 and 11. g) and prior heating (with or without), with the best conditions of 600. °C, 11. g of seeds and prior heating of the furnace. The GC/qMS analysis identified carboxylic acids and hydrocarbons as the major components, besides the presence of other compounds such as furanes, phenols, nitriles, aldehydes, ketones, and amides. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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