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Soil and plant value-added products from hydrothermal liquefaction

Description: The goal of this research is to conduct greenhouse pot study analyzing the effects of char and aqueous phase generated from hydrothermal liquefaction of food waste on basil growth, yield, nutrient assays, and water availability. Food refuse constitutes the single largest waste stream in the United States, contributing to approximately 22 percent of all…
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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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