Study of Variables Affecting Non-Isothermal Thermal Degradation of Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus)

J.F. González, J.M. Encinar, C.M. González, B. Ledesma & G. Engo
This work aimed to study the thermogravimetric degradation of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L) under the effect of several variables. For this purpose, pyrolysis processes, with Ar as inert gas, were accomplished varying the following experimental conditions: particle size (0.14-2 mm), Ar flow rate (25-200 cm3 min-1), sample initial mass (5-21 mg) and heating rate (5-60 K min-1 up to a final temperature of 700ºC). From the results obtained the effect of these variables on the...