Kinetics of Reed Black Liquor (RBL) Pyrolysis from Thermogravimetric Data

Xingfei Song, Rushan Bie, Xiaoyu Ji, Pei Chen, Yun Zhang, Jun Fan

Abstract


The pyrolysis of reed black liquor (RBL) was studied in nitrogen atmosphere by thermogravimetric analysis at six different heating rates of 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 ˚C•min-1 from ambient temperature (25 ˚C) to 800 ˚C. Thermogravimetric (TG) and differential thermogravimetric (DTG) curves were obtained. The results show that there are three main weight-loss stages in the temperature ranges of 180 to 350, 350 to 560, and 560 to 800 ˚C, for which the error is about ± 10 ˚C. The kinetic parameters were determined by the Coats-Redfern method. A kinetic compensation effect (KCE) between activation energy (E) and pre-exponential (A) factor also was found.

Keywords


Reed black liquor; Pyrolysis; Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); Kinetic parameters; Kinetic compensation effect (KCE)

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