Comparative Thermal Analysis of Different Biomasses to be Used as Solid Fuel

M. Gómez, F. Sáez, J.M. Castellano & J. Carrasco
The purpose of this work is to make a comparative study of the thermal degradation of herbaceous and woody biomasses, in order to forecast possible differences that could be useful to differentiate their combustion conditions. Thermal techniques used were TG and DTA. Derivative of TG (mass loss per unit of time at a determinate temperature- DTG) gave information about the reactivity of the studied biomasses Results obtained showed a lower starting degradation temperatures and higher...