Thermogravimetric Analysis and Devolatilisation Kinetics of New Biomass Fuels

F. Moradi, T. Brunner & I. Obernberger
Due to increasing prices for wood fuels the utilisation of new biomass fuels has become a topic of strong interest for biomass combustion systems. In this study, thermal degradation of several types of biomass such as conventional wood biomass (spruce), short rotation coppice (willow and poplar) as well as herbaceous and agricultural biomass (Arundo donax, miscanthus, wheat straw, olive stones and maize husks) were investigated by means of thermogravimetric analysis. Analysis of the devolatilisation characteristics...