UTILIZATION OF OPIUM POPPY WASTES AS A FUEL SOURCE


DEMIRBAS A., CENGIZ M., YAYLI N.

FUEL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.12, no.6, pp.937-946, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08843759408916214
  • Title of Journal : FUEL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.937-946

Abstract

Air dried and ground opium poppy stalks suspended in water containing sodium carbonate catalysts have been completely converted into liquid fuels and water-solubles chemicals at 573-degrees-K in a 0.1 liter autoclave Extractives and oil properties obtained from stalks and poppy seed were studied Major compenents of the oil were linoleic acid (60.2%) and oleic acid (22.3%). Alcohol-benzene extractives of the stalks were 28.8% while ether solubility was 75%.