August 20-25, 2017
In our poster we will present the deconvolution of Raman, X-ray Photoelectron, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra of bio-chars. To support this work, spectra calculated for a wide variety of polyaromatic structures have been examined using density functional theory. Based on the modeling results a new fitting and interpretation procedure for Raman spectra of chars has been proposed. This method identifies out of plane deformation, 5 membered ring systems, 7 + membered ring systems and heteroatom inclusions, in addition to monitoring the cluster size of aromatic domains.
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Matthew W. Smith and Manuel Garcia-Perez, "Novel bio-char characterization strategies and their use to study the chemical and morphological evolution of material derived from xylan, cellulose and lignin" in "Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications", Franco Berruti, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Ondrej Masek, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biochar/63