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New distributed activation energy model: Numerical solution and application to pyrolysis kinetics of some types of biomass
- Cai, Junmeng, Liu, Ronghou
- Bioresource technology 2008 v.99 no.8 pp. 2795-2799
- activation energy, biomass, equations, models, pyrolysis, temperature
- In the present paper, a new distributed activation energy model has been developed, considering the reaction order and the dependence of frequency factor on temperature. The proposed DAEM cannot be solved directly in a closed from, thus a method was used to obtain the numerical solution of the new DAEM equation. Two numerical examples to illustrate the proposed method were presented. The traditional DAEM and new DAEM have been used to simulate the pyrolytic process of some types of biomass. The new DAEM fitted the experimental data much better than the traditional DAEM as the dependence of the frequency factor on temperature was taken into account.