The kinetics of sawdust pyrolysis in the temperature range from 300 to 600 °C has been measured. A thermogravimetric analyser was applied for the temperature range from 300 to 450 °C while for measurements in the temperature range from 450 to 600 °C, an entrained flow reactor has been used. The kinetic expression that describes the mass loss of sawdust due to pyrolysis is assumed to be of a single first-order in the unconverted wood. The first-order rate constant obtained from measurements in both the thermogravimetric analyser and the entrained flow reactor can be described by an Arrhenius equation with k0 = 1.4 1010kg.kg−1.s−1 and Ea = 150 KJ.mol−1.
|Journal||Fuel processing technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
|Event||3rd International Rolduc Symposium on Coal Science and Technology and Related Processes 1993 - Rolduc, Netherlands|
Duration: 9 May 1993 → 13 May 1993
Conference number: 3