ZHAO Huijun and colleagues at the Institute of Solid State Physics has developed an instrument, in which three kinds of reactors (fluidized bed reactor, fixed bed reactor, and slurry phase reactor) can be integrated and connected in a serial or in parallel manner. The instrument can be applied to biomass catalytic conversion by gasification, pyrolysis, liquefaction, hydrolysis, bio-oil refinery and so on. The operation parameters can be adjusted in a wide range (reaction temperature 25-800 oC, and pressure 0-10 MPa). In addition, a software system for real-time monitoring and analysis of the reaction process is integrated. Thus, the instrument provides a research platform for the development and evaluation of catalysts in the process of biomass conversion.

CAS news release, August 29, 2017