Chemical characterization of wood vinegar from acacia barks

A. H. Prianto, Budiawan, Y. Yulizar, P. Simanjuntak

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The pyrolysis process was conducted into a low heating rate of 400 C using a pyrolysis reactor. It was made of stainless steel, covered by fire clay bricks, and used electrical heating. Acacia barks were pyrolyzed for six hours. The chemical characteristics of wood vinegar produced from Acacia mangium bark were done by means of titration method, UV - VIS spectrophotometer, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. The organic acid and phenol were analyzed to determine the quality of wood vinegar. The chemical components of wood vinegar were identified by GC-MS. The carbonation process produced charcoal, wood vinegar, gas, and tar, i.e., 66.33; 21.45; 12.16, and 0.06%, respectively. Wood vinegar has a brown color, a specific gravity of 1.0064, and a viscosity of 12-49 1 mPa•s at 60 rpm of the spindle. The major components of wood vinegar were acetic acid (47.36%) and phenolic compounds (18.96%), while tar was dominated by pentanoic acid (90.29%).

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020
Event7th Symposium of JAPAN-ASEAN Science Technology Innovation Platform, JASTIP 2019 - Tangerang, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Oct 2019 → …


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