Formic acid production from hydrothermal reaction of cellulose

Jun Yun, Wang Li, Zeng Xu, Fang Ming Jin

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Abstract

The conversion of cellulose under the hydrothermal condition was studied in an autoclave reactor. The reaction factors, such as oxygen supply and alkaline concentration was clearly investigated. A highest formic acid yield of about 27% was obtained. And also, other organic acid production was greatly produced. Besides formic acid, glycolic acid, acetic acid and lactic acid were also produced in alkaline oxidation of cellulose, with a total organic acid of up to 50%. It shows great potential for organic acid production from hydrothermal oxidation of cellulose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Development
Pages485-489
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, EESD 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2013 Nov 122013 Nov 13

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume860-863
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, EESD 2013
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period13/11/1213/11/13

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Cellulose
  • Formic acid
  • Hydrothermal reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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