Supercritical fluid extraction of reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Aysu T.

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, vol.41, pp.139-144, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.02.024
  • Title of Journal : BIOMASS & BIOENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-144


Conversion of milled Phalaris arundinacea stalk to liquid products has been performed with organic solvents (methanol, ethanol, acetone and 2-butanol) with catalysts (NaOH or Na2CO3) and without catalyst in an autoclave at temperatures of 530, 550 and 570 K. The liquid products obtained were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction with benzene and diethyl ether. The percentage of yields (liquid products) from supercritical extraction by methanol, ethanol, 2-butanol and acetone conversions were 51.7%, 57.2%, 59.8% and 72.8% at 570 K respectively. The highest conversion in the catalytic run was obtained by using ethanol with NaOH at the same temperature (570 K). Some of selected yields of conversion were analyzed by GC-MS. The purpose of present study was to obtain an alternative for petroleum derived fuels or chemical raw materials. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.