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Value-added use of food waste char obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction as an adsorbent material

Description: The aim of this research is to investigate into pretreatment of char derived from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of food waste and use the treated char as an adsorbent material. Evaluation of adsorption performance of the HTL-char will be perfromed to determine whether the char derived from food waste hydrothermal liquefaction can be used as…
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Processing of Organic Fraction Food Waste (OFFW) for Co-production of Bioenergy and Nutrients

Description: About 40% of the food that is used for human consumption is wasted. As per the 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statistics, ~15% of the 251 million tons of municipality solid waste was the food waste stream. While the conventional management (example, land-filling) of solid waste and particularly, food waste is not economically viable…
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Non-catalytic denitrogenation of algal biocrude: II

Description: The long-term goal of this project is to develop an innovative non-catalytic method for denitrogenation of algal biocrude obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) processing. HTL involves conversion of whole algae (without drying) performed in hot, compressed water at ~350 oC and 20 MPa (3000 psi) pressure. Algal biocrude obtained from HTL has an energy…
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Denitrogenation of algal biocrude obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction process

Description: This project aims to develop an innovative separation technique for denitrogenation of biocrude obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction of algae. Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) involves conversion of whole algae (without drying) performed in hot, compressed water at ~350 oC and 20 MPa (3000 psi) pressure. Algal biocrude obtained from HTL has an energy content of 80-93%…
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Hydrothermal Treatment is an Innovative way of Nutrient Recovery and Waste Minimization

Description: Recovery of the nutrients (primarily, nitrogen and phosphorous) in solid waste is important for better land nutrient management practices and remediation of nutrient pollution of surrounding waterways, and is a path forward to generating renewable nutrients. Hydrothermal treatment (HT) employs the ‘subcritical water as a medium (combination of heat and water at high temperature…
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Heterogeneous Catalysts in Hydrotreatment of Algae into liquid fuels

Description: Hydrothermal liquefaction of algae produces an energy-dense (bio)crude that can be catalytically upgraded into liquid transportation fuels. The current project prepares the student gain insight into role of heterogeneous catalysts in a hydrothermal environment through complete background readings from journal articles and textbooks. Completion Objectives: Review background information on hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algal…
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