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Evolution of Waster Cotton Fiber Hydro-Char Physicochemical Structure during Hydrothermal Carbonation

Version 1 : Received: 23 November 2017 / Approved: 23 November 2017 / Online: 23 November 2017 (08:19:15 CET)

How to cite: Shi, S.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, S.; Hou, W.; Yan, Z. Evolution of Waster Cotton Fiber Hydro-Char Physicochemical Structure during Hydrothermal Carbonation. Preprints 2017, 2017110149 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0149.v1). Shi, S.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, S.; Hou, W.; Yan, Z. Evolution of Waster Cotton Fiber Hydro-Char Physicochemical Structure during Hydrothermal Carbonation. Preprints 2017, 2017110149 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201711.0149.v1).

Abstract

In order to study the hydrothermal behavior of cotton fiber, the carbonization process and structural evolution of discarded cotton fiber (WCF) under hydrothermal conditions were discussed use microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and glucose as model compounds. The results showed that high temperature was beneficial to the hydrolysis of discarded cotton fiber, and the yield of the sugar was 4.5% which was lower than that of MCC 6.51%. WFC and MCC are carbonized in 240~260 ℃ and 220~240 ℃ respectively, while the carbonation temperature of glucose is lower than 220 ℃. The quality ratio of C/O in WCF and glucose hydrothermal products is 5.79 and 5.85 respectively; three kinds of hydrothermal carbonization products have similar crystal structure and oxygen-containing functional groups, and the WCF carbonization products contain a lot of irregular particles while the main products of glucose carbonization are 0.5 μm carbon microspheres (CMCC). The results show that glucose is an important intermediate product of WCF hydrolysis carbonation, and there are two main paths of cotton fiber hydrothermal carbonization: some cotton fibers are completely hydrolyzed into glucose and the nucleation is formed, and then the carbon microspheres are grown; for the other part, the glucose ring of the polysaccharide oligosaccharide formed by the incomplete hydrolysis of cotton fiber in the hydrothermal environment of high temperature and pressure breaks, then forms the particulate matters.

Subject Areas

waste cotton fibers; recycling; carbon microsphere; physicochemical characteristics

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