Kinetics of the Thermal Decomposition of Biomass and the Influence of Alkali Metals on these Kinetics

A. Saddawi, J.M. Jones & A. Williams
The thermal degradation of biomass has received extensive consideration due to its central role in biomass combustion. Biomass decomposition is also a major step in fast pyrolysis and other thermal processing methods involved in the production of chemicals. Detailed understanding of the kinetics of biomass decomposition is vital for reactor kinetics and combustion processes modeling. Analysis methods were studied to determine which method is best suited for reliable kinetic parameter extraction based TGA derived data,...