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Co-pyrolysis kinetics of sewage sludge and bagasse using multiple normal distributed activation energy model (M-DAEM)

Lin, Yan, Chen, Zhihao, Dai, Minquan, Fang, Shiwen, Liao, Yanfen, Yu, Zhaosheng, Ma, Xiaoqian
Bioresource technology 2018 v.259 pp. 173-180
activation energy, bagasse, biochar, cellulose, hemicellulose, kinetics, lignin, mixing, models, pyrolysis, sewage sludge
In this study, the kinetic models of bagasse, sewage sludge and their mixture were established by the multiple normal distributed activation energy model. Blending with sewage sludge, the initial temperature declined from 437 K to 418 K. The pyrolytic species could be divided into five categories, including analogous hemicelluloses I, hemicelluloses II, cellulose, lignin and bio-char. In these species, the average activation energies and the deviations situated at reasonable ranges of 166.4673–323.7261 kJ/mol and 0.1063–35.2973 kJ/mol, respectively, which were conformed to the references. The kinetic models were well matched to experimental data, and the R2 were greater than 99.999%y. In the local sensitivity analysis, the distributed average activation energy had stronger effect on the robustness than other kinetic parameters. And the content of pyrolytic species determined which series of kinetic parameters were more important.