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Thermogravimetric kinetic study of agricultural residue biomass pyrolysis based on combined kinetics
- Wang, Xun, Hu, Mian, Hu, Wanyong, Chen, Zhihua, Liu, Shiming, Hu, Zhiquan, Xiao, Bo
- Bioresource technology 2016 v.219 pp. 510-520
- activation energy, biomass, cellulose, corn, cotton, feedstocks, hemicellulose, lignin, models, pyrolysis, reaction mechanisms, stems, thermogravimetry, wheat
- Pyrolytic kinetic of an agricultural residue (AR) feedstock, a mixture of plants (cotton, wheat, rich, corn) stems, was investigated based on combined kinetics. The most suitable mechanism for AR one-step pyrolysis was f(α)=(1−α)1.1816α−1.8428 with kinetic parameters of: apparent activation energy 221.7kJ/mol, pre-exponential factor 4.17E16s−1. Pyrolysis of AR feedstock could not be described by one-step reaction attributes to heterogeneous features of pyrolysis processes. Combined kinetics three-parallel-reaction (CK-TPR) model fitted the pyrolysis experimental data very well. Reaction mechanisms for pseudo hemicelluloses, cellulose, lignin in CK-TPR model was f(α)=(1−α)1.6244α−0.3371[−ln(1−α)]−0.0515, f(α)=(1−α)1.0597α−0.6909[−ln(1−α)]0.9026 and f(α)=(1−α)2.9577α−4.7719, respectively. Apparent activation energy of three pseudo components followed the order of Elignin(197.3kJ/mol)>Ecellulose(176.3kJ/mol)>Ehemicelluloses (151.1kJ/mol). Mechanism of hemicelluloses pyrolysis could be further expressed as f(α)=(1−α)1.4. The pyrolytic mechanism of cellulose met the Nucleation well. However, mechanism of lignin pyrolysis was complex, which possibly was the combined effects of Nucleation, Diffusion, Geometrical contraction, and Power law.