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Thermogravimetric analysis and kinetics modeling of isothermal carbonization of olive wood in inert atmosphere
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Najla Grioui، نويسنده , , Kamel Halouani، نويسنده , , André Zoulalian، نويسنده , , Foued Halouani، نويسنده ,
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دوهفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2006
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The kinetics of olive wood carbonization is investigated by means of isothermal thermogravimetric analysis method. Measurements were carried out in a thermobalance for different fixed temperatures between 498 and 648 K. A two-stage semi-global kinetic model consisting of four sequential steps was proposed to derive kinetic parameters. The olive wood is classified in three pseudo-components. For the first two, similar thermal degradation mechanisms take place in a single reaction step. For the third, the thermal degradation takes place in two consecutive steps. The isothermal conditions allow the kinetic constants (activation energy and pre-exponential factors) to be estimated by means of the analytical solution of the mass conservation equations. An overall good agreement was obtained with activation energy values available in the literature.
Keywords :
Carbonization , Kinetic parameters , Modeling , Olive wood , TGA
Journal title :
Thermochimica Acta
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