A1 Journal article (refereed)
Applicability of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx.) bark extract as a precursor of rigid carbon foam and activated carbon (2023)


Korkalo, P., Varila, T., Brännström, H., Hellström, J., Jyske, T., & Lassi, U. (2023). Applicability of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx.) bark extract as a precursor of rigid carbon foam and activated carbon. Biomass and Bioenergy, 174, Article 106838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2023.106838


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All authors or editorsKorkalo, Pasi; Varila, Toni; Brännström, Hanna; Hellström, Jarkko; Jyske, Tuula; Lassi, Ulla

Journal or seriesBiomass and Bioenergy

ISSN0961-9534

eISSN1873-2909

Publication year2023

Publication date11/05/2023

Volume174

Article number106838

PublisherElsevier

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2023.106838

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/87492


Abstract

Hybrid aspens have long attracted scientific interest, but the research on their use as feedstocks for chemical applications are still very limited. The bark biomass of the poplar species contains many valuable extractives that can be utilized as value-added products. This paper examines the applicability of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx.) bark extract as a precursor of rigid carbon foam and activated carbon. To explore this, the study considers 1) the basic chemical composition of the bark in terms of added value potential, 2) the basic chemical composition of the bark extract and the effect of its pretreatment on the extract composition, 3) the production of rigid carbon foam, and 4) the chemical activation of carbon foam with different impregnating agents. The study determines that the bark extract of the hybrid aspen can be used as a precursor for rigid carbon foam and further processed into an activated carbon product. Therefore, the bark extract of Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx. can be assessed as a potential value-added product that increases the use value of the hybrid aspen biomass.


Keywordsactivated carbonbiomass (industry)barkextractsextraction (chemistry)hybrid aspen

Free keywordsactivated carbon; bark extractive; XAD7HP-purification; rigid carbon foam; tremula; tremuloides


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating2


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