Carbonization behaviour of woody biomass and resulting metallurgical coke properties

Takehiro Matsumura, Morimasa Ichida, Tetsuya Nagasaka, Kenji Kato

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The technology using waste wood from construction and thinned wood that are not recycled in the woody biomass as one of raw materials for producing metallurgical coke was examined in detail by adding them to coal and carbonizing them. In the carbonization tests, four types of woody biomasses showed substantially almost the same results in respect to material balance and composition of carbonized products. Compared with raw woods, woody biomasses compressively formed to not smaller than 10 mm permit an increase in the addition rate to 1.5% while inhibiting the lowering of coke strength. Hot compressive forming at 200-350°C where pyrolysis of woody biomass occurs inhibits the lowering of coke strength and will therefore permit an increase in the use of woody biomasses. As a result, the possibility to use as a raw material for the coke manufacturing by adding the compressively formed woody biomass was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-577
Number of pages6
JournalIsij International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Carbonization
  • Metallurgical coke
  • Recycling
  • Woody biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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