MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 156, 2018The 24th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Materials and Processing|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
Hydrothermal Carbonization of Seaweed For Advanced Biochar Production
Departement of Chemical Engineering Institut Teknologi Bandung 40132 Indonesia
2 School of Life Sciences and Technology Institut Teknologi Bandung 40132 Indonesia
3 North Japan Research Institute for Sustainable Energy, Hirosaki University, Aomori 030-0812 Japan
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seaweed such as Eucheuma Cottonii is a potential source of biomaterialIts high moisture content makes it suitable for hydrothermal conversion process since it doesn’t need to utilize dry feedstock. The aim of this study is to convert the biomass of red seaweed Eucheuma Cottonii into alternative fuels and high value biomaterials using hydrothermal process. The hydrothermal process seaweed Eucheuma Cottonii produce two types of products, liquid product and char (solid). This research focus on the char product. The char from hydrothermal process was then activated using the tubular furnace. The yield for activated char is 7.5 % and results of SEM analysis of activated char showed the formation of allotropes carbon include carbon micro spheres, carbon micro fibres and graphene. These structures have encountered application in a wide range of technological fields, such as adsorption, catalysis, hydrogen storage or electronics.
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