Flash pyrolysis kinetics of pine wood

B.M. Wagenaar, W. Prins, W.P.M. van Swaaij

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
JournalFuel processing technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Event3rd International Rolduc Symposium on Coal Science and Technology and Related Processes 1993 - Rolduc, Netherlands
Duration: 9 May 199313 May 1993
Conference number: 3


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