The kinetics studies and thermal characterisation of biomass

Yan, Yuxin, Wu, Tao, Lester, Ed, Tang, Luyao, Meng, Yang, Fang, Yuexi and Pang, Cheng Heng (2019) The kinetics studies and thermal characterisation of biomass. Energy Procedia, 158 . pp. 357-363. ISSN 1876-6102

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This work aims to investigate and develop a method to evaluate and predict the combustion behaviour and combustion efficiency of different biomass commonly used in power plants via simple characterisation methods. 11 types of agricultural and industrial wastes were characterised using thermogravimetric analyser to obtain the derivative thermogravimetric (DTG) data and kinetic parameters. For the samples tested, the initiation temperatures were found to be in the range between 224.39 0 C and 260.33 0 C, whilst the local minimum temperatures between 2 peaks were within the range of 360.36 to 382.74 0 C. It was established that there is a clear, direct relationship between the pre-exponential factor and the temperature interval for the first step of combustion. This trend was apparent and recorded for the 2 heating rates tested. © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of ICAE2018 - The 10th International Conference on Applied Energy.

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Additional Information: This conference paper was published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Biomass; kinetics; burnout; combustion behaviour
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 10:13

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