Articles by Marko R. Djokic in JoVE
On-line Analysis of Nitrogen Containing Compounds in Complex Hydrocarbon Matrixes Nenad D. Ristic1, Marko R. Djokic1, Kevin M. Van Geem1, Guy B. Marin1 1Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University A method combining comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with nitrogen chemiluminescence detection has been developed and applied to on-line analysis of nitrogen containing compounds in a complex hydrocarbon matrix.
Other articles by Marko R. Djokic on PubMed
Quantitative Analysis of Crude and Stabilized Bio-oils by Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas-chromatography Journal of Chromatography. A. Sep, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22897863 Bio-oils produced by fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass have proven to be a promising, clean, and renewable energy source. To better assess the potential of using bio-oils for the production of chemicals and fuels a new comprehensive characterization method is developed. The combination of the analyical power of GC×GC-FID and GC×GC-TOF-MS allows to obtain an unseen level of detail for both crude and hydrotreated bio-oils originated from pine wood biomass. The use of GC×GC proves to be essential to capture the compositional differences between crude and stabilized bio-oils. Our method uses a flame ionization detector to quantify the composition, while GC×GC-TOF-MS is used for the qualitative analysis. This method allows quantification of around 150 tentatively identified compounds, describing approximately 80% of total peak volume. The number of quantified compounds in bio-oils is increased with a factor five compared to the present state-of-the-arte. The necessity of using multiple internal standards (dibutyl ether and fluoranthene) and a cold-on column injector is also verified.
Detailed Compositional Characterization of Plastic Waste Pyrolysis Oil by Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas-chromatography Coupled to Multiple Detectors Journal of Chromatography. A. Sep, 2014 | Pubmed ID: 25064537 The detailed compositional characterization of plastic waste pyrolysis oil was performed with comprehensive two-dimensional GC (GC×GC) coupled to four different detectors: a flame ionization detector (FID), a sulfur chemiluminescence detector (SCD), a nitrogen chemiluminescence detector (NCD) and a time of flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS). The performances of different column combinations were assessed in normal i.e. apolar/mid-polar and reversed configurations for the GC×GC-NCD and GC×GC-SCD analyses. The information obtained from the four detectors and the use of internal standards, i.e. 3-chlorothiophene for the FID and the SCD and 2-chloropyridine for the NCD analysis, enabled the identification and quantification of the pyrolysis oil in terms of both group type and carbon number: hydrocarbon groups (n-paraffins, iso-paraffins, olefins and naphthenes, monoaromatics, naphthenoaromatics, diaromatics, naphthenodiaromatics, triaromatics, naphthenotriaromatics and tetra-aromatics), nitrogen (nitriles, pyridines, quinolines, indole, caprolactam, etc.), sulfur (thiols/sulfides, thiophenes/disulfides, benzothiophenes, dibenzothiophenes, etc.) and oxygen containing compounds (ketones, phenols, aldehydes, ethers, etc.). Quantification of trace impurities is illustrated for indole and caprolactam. The analyzed pyrolysis oil included a significant amount of nitrogen containing compounds (6.4wt%) and to a lesser extent sulfur containing compounds (0.6wt%). These nitrogen and sulfur containing compounds described approximately 80% of the total peak volume for respectively the NCD and SCD analysis. TOF-MS indicated the presence of the oxygen containing compounds. However only a part of the oxygen containing compounds (2.5wt%) was identified because of their low concentrations and possible overlap with the complex hydrocarbon matrix as no selective detector or preparative separation for oxygen compounds was used.
Potential of Genetically Engineered Hybrid Poplar for Pyrolytic Production of Bio-based Phenolic Compounds Bioresource Technology. May, 2016 | Pubmed ID: 26890798 Wild-type and two genetically engineered hybrid poplar lines were pyrolyzed in a micro-pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS) and a bench scale setup for fast and intermediate pyrolysis studies. Principal component analysis showed that the pyrolysis vapors obtained by micro-pyrolysis from wood of caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) and caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase (CCoAOMT) down-regulated poplar trees differed significantly from the pyrolysis vapors obtained from non-transgenic control trees. Both fast micro-pyrolysis and intermediate pyrolysis of transgenic hybrid poplars showed that down-regulation of COMT can enhance the relative yield of guaiacyl lignin-derived products, while the relative yield of syringyl lignin-derived products was up to a factor 3 lower. This study indicates that lignin engineering via genetic modifications of genes involved in the phenylpropanoid and monolignol biosynthetic pathways can help to steer the pyrolytic production of guaiacyl and syringyl lignin-derived phenolic compounds such as guaiacol, 4-methylguaiacol, 4-ethylguaiacol, 4-vinylguaiacol, syringol, 4-vinylsyringol, and syringaldehyde present in the bio-oil.