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dc.contributor.advisorSoltes, Ed J.
dc.creatorElder, Thomas Jonathan Jackson
dc.description.abstractThe liquid fraction from the pyrolysis of wood waste material was studied for qualitative and quantitative phenolic content by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. The total phenolic content detected by chromatography was found to be 3.1% of the total oil. A previous sample of the oil showed phenolic contents as high as 14.21%. Potential utility of the liquid was examined in the formulation of thermosetting adhesives from the pyrolytic products. Adhesives showing some promise were made from the phenolic fraction, and formaldehyde at three pH levels. Those prepared at pH 3 and 11 showed some adhesive ability. Calculations were made which indicate that a typical plywwod plant could produce supplemental chemicals and energy if the waste material, which is currently burned, is diverted to pyrolytic conversion.en
dc.format.extentviii, 91 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor forestryen
dc.subject.classification1979 Dissertation E37
dc.subject.lcshWood wasteen
dc.subject.lcshPhenolic resinsen
dc.subject.lcshWood oilen
dc.titleThe characterization and potential utilization of the phenolic compounds found in a pyrolytic oilen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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