Microwave Assisted Pyrolysis

Microwave pyrolysis is one of the advantageous method of doing biomass pyrolysis. It is recommended over conventional method of pyrolysis in a kiln or retort. The reported benefits are rapid and homogenous heating of bulk materials, instantaneous response for rapid start-up and shut down.

The main principle of the industrial microwave associated pyrolysis (MAP) reactor is the microwave heating of biomass. The main objective of the MAP reactor is the production of biochar, bio-oil, and biogas from the different biomass.

The salient features of the MAP reactor are given below:

  • Maximum rated power: 2kW
  • Continuous and pulsation power
  • Condensation facilities for condensing the gas from pyrolysing the biomass
  • Time set points for power maintenance