Methanolysis of duckweed and azolla: A comparative analysis

Rohim, R. and Isa, K.M. and Abdullah, T.A.T. and Rashid, R.A. and Aziz, M.A. (2021) Methanolysis of duckweed and azolla: A comparative analysis. In: 1st International Conference on Biomass Utilization and Sustainable Energy 2020, 15-16 Dec 2020, Online.

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This paper compares the bio-oil and chemical compositions produced from methanolysis of duckweed and Azolla. The methanolysis was carried out at 230 C, 250 C and 300 C for 30 minutes using the CJF-0.1L reactor. Oil yield produced from azolla was 34% and this is 3% higher as compared to the bio-oil yield produced by duckweed at 250 C. The Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) analysis showed that alcohol, ketone, amine, ether and ester compositions in the bio-oil produced from duckweed were slightly higher than azolla. However, carboxylic acids, amide and phenol compounds in the bio-oil produced from azolla are different and higher than duckweed. The results suggest that duckweed and azolla are the potential feedstocks from aquatic biomass to be further investigated for bio oil use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 02:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 02:01

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