Professor Koyo Norinaga Keynote (Nagoya University, Japan)


Sanderson Building, Classroom 2


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00


Our recent approach in predicting biomass thermochemistry with detailed kinetic modeling is presented. Homogeneous secondary vapor phase reactions of multicomponent molecular mixtures derived from biomass fast pyrolysis were studied both experimentally and numerically. A kinetic model composed of >500 species and >8000 elementary reactions gave good predictions for biomass vapor phase reactions including cracking, partial oxidation, and steam reforming. More recently, primary stage of thermochemical conversion, i.e., devolatilization is going to be predicted with a detailed model. Attempts toward our final goal to model whole process involved by integrating the detailed kinetic model of devolatilization and that of secondary vapor-phase reaction will be presented.


Associate Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Hokkaido University, 1999. (Advisor: Prof. Tadatoshi Chiba)

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Hokkaido University, 1996

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, 1994.


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