Talk:Hydrothermal liquefaction

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I've been doing some web research in this area, and AFAICT, Thermal depolymerization is a less-used synonym for Hydrothermal liquefaction.

The only reference I can find is http://newoilresources.com/process.html which I don't think is notable, but the descriptions of the process are essentially the same - heat wet biomass to a high temperature, under pressure, such that the water is critical, for a relatively short period of time. --Chriswaterguy talk 05:17, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Oppose: HL definition given involves "wet biomass". TD, while clearly related, can involve synthetic feedstock: note TD ref which lists e.g. "turkey offal, tires, plastic bottles, harbor-dredged muck, old computers, municipal garbage, cornstalks, paper-pulp effluent, infectious medical waste, oil-refinery residues" -- Limulus (talk) 18:49, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Oppose: Not only do they not match inputs, but the processes seem to be somewhat different. There's not enough information on HTL to begin with. This article should be filled out first. Martin Blank (talk) 20:15, 16 May 2014 (UTC)