Round Robin for analytical methods validation
The Round Robin process has provided useful
feedback on bio-oil analytical methods in previous efforts by Task 34 and its
predecessors. Previous Round Robins have
included assessment of lignin pyrolysis and evaluation of viscosity measurements and the accelerated
aging test. An improved accelerated
aging test for evaluating bio-oil stability using a liquid bath heating system
for better controlled atmospheric systems has now been tested at VTT and is
described here. In the coming triennium a Round Robin will be
organized to further enlighten the biomass pyrolysis community as to methods of
production and properties of bio-oil.
The Round Robin for the current triennium
is expected to include 10 to 15 laboratories and be limited to the
participating countries. If additional
participants are needed to fulfill this level of comparison then laboratories
from outside the Task participants will be considered. The Round Robin will be organized in 2014
such that it can be completed, evaluated and reported within the
triennium. The results of the Round
Robin will be prepared into a technical journal publication under the
authorship of the organizers.
Oasmaa, Anja; Elliott, Douglas.
2011. Discussion on the analyses used in IEA Round Robin 2011: AEA. IEA
Bioenergy Agreement Task 34 Newsletter - PyNe, Nr. 30, Pp.
Elliott, D.C.; Oasmaa Anja; Preto; F.; Meier, D.; Bridgwater, A.V. 2012. Results of the IEA Round Robin on Viscosity and Aging of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oils. Energy
& Fuels, 26, 6, 3769 - 3776; doi:10.1021/ef300384t
Elliott, D.C.; Oasmaa, Anja; Meier, D.; Preto, F; Bridgwater, A.V. 2012. Results of the IEA Round Robin on Viscosity and Aging of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oils:
Long-Term Tests and Repeatability. Energy & Fuels, 26, 12, 7362 - 7366; doi:10.1021/ef301607v