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Title PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR BIOCRUDE YIELD FROM HYDROTHERMAL LIQUEFACTION OF MICROALGAE
Journal International journal of Engineering And Applied Science
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.
Issue 1
ISSN 1119-8109
Pages 26-39
Subject Chemical Engineering
Date of Publication December 25, 2018

AUTHOR(S) Eboibi B.E and Edje A.E

ABSTRACT

Despite several scientific research investigations on hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae, there is limited study on predictive models. In this paper a model predicting biocrude yield for hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae was developed, allowing interaction of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. The results showed that the developed model could predict biocrude yield from experimental HTL of Nannochloropsis sp., Spirulina sp. and Tetraselmis sp., accounting for differences in biochemical composition. The model corroborates with HTL experimental data; that algae high in lipids and proteins leads to higher biocrude yield than microalgae high in carbohydrates


Keywords: Biocrude; Energy; Hydrothermal liquefaction; Microalgae; Predictive model




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