Application of Different Kinetic Methods to the Thermogravimetric Analysis of Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus)

J.F. González, J.M. Encinar, S. Román & M.C. Rayo
The objective of this work was to investigate the thermal decomposition process of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and to determine their activation energy values associated through a dynamic thermogravimetric analysis by model-free methods. The pyrolysis of kenaf has been carried out by means of thermogravimetric analysis in Ar atmosphere. Four heating rates were used (5-10-20-40 K min-1) up to a final temperature of 700 ºC. The activation energy values were calculated as a function of the...