The diagrams show vapour/ gases not liquid as a by product... do we need to clarify here?
I don't think so, the temperature changes causing condensation. Many diagrams also label the "water bath" section "The Condenser" making it even more self evident
Along the lines of pyrolysis oil I have started doing low level reading around looking to determine the composition of it. I don't know where it sits on the petrolium distillation collumn chart. Also I want to know a bit (not too much as my knowledge of petrochemistry is minimal) of it's chemical structure. I found one Whittepaper, although this waas more focused on upgrading strategies and catalysts than analysis, although yet again that was my skimming as a non-expert so feel free to look into it more.
This knowledge would be useful for possible applications. Upgrading/Cracking (Like the strategies listed in the aforementioned whitepaper) is obiously an option. Another that I am considering is one I encountered on a recent wikipedia bindge: Blau Gass. It is a gasous fuel made from pyrolysis of mineral oils. It's main use is as an airship fuel as it's weight is similar to that of air and thus it can be replaced with air while requiring no ballast change.
So that's my bit as of now, feel free to chime in with more info, corrections, and any ideas/suggestions
Read the Whitepaper's Abstract a bit more, and supposedly pyrolis oil is prone to phase seperation (think salad dressing) in it's natural state. Got me thinking of either:
- Homogenization (Either Physicall, Chemical or Both)
- Filtration (To Remove Solids) then Homogenization (Phyiscal, Chemical, or Both)
- Filtration (To Remove Solids), De-Watering, Then Seperate the Remaining Liquids, Either by A Seperatory Funnel, Fractional Distillation, Or A Combination of Both, Liquids all Go off to Respective Uses