Kinetics of pyrolysis and combustion of pine needles and cones

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Title: Kinetics of pyrolysis and combustion of pine needles and cones
Authors: Font, Rafael | Conesa, Juan A. | Moltó Berenguer, Julia | Muñoz Fernández, María
Research Group/s: Residuos, Pirólisis y Combustión
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Keywords: Pine needle | Pine cone | Pyrolysis | Combustion | Kinetics
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Date Created: 2008
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: FONT MONTESINOS, Rafael, et al. "Kinetics of pyrolysis and combustion of pine needles and cones". Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. Vol. 85, Issues 1-2 (May 2009). ISSN 0165-2370, pp. 276-286
Abstract: A wide kinetic study has been carried out under different conditions in TG and TG–MS for each material, at different operating conditions. Runs were carried out at three different atmospheres: N2, N2:O2 4:1 and N2:O2 9:1. In addition to the dynamic runs carried out at constant heating rate, other runs were performed in an isothermal regime (constant heating rate until the set temperature is reached and then the set temperature is maintained constant). In addition, a study of the thermal decomposition for both materials was also carried out in a dynamic run using TG–MS in order to observe the evolution of the major compounds and to discuss the information that could be obtained. From the overall analysis of the data, schemes of reactions and kinetic values were calculated by integration of the differential equations and minimizing the squared differences between the experimental and calculated values. It is important to emphasise that the same set of parameters is proposed for the runs for each material, and depends on neither the heating rate in dynamic runs nor whether the run is carried out in a dynamic or isothermal mode.
Sponsor: Support for this work was provided by Spanish MEC, research project CTQ2005-05262.
ISSN: 0165-2370
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2008.11.015
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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