Thermal Degradation Kinetics of Tobacco Farm Waste

S. Polat, E. Apaydin-Varol & A.E. Putun
In present study, thermal degradation kinetics of tobacco farm waste was examined by means of a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and its corresponding derivative thermogravimetric analysis (DTG) under nitrogen atmosphere at different heating rates of 5, 10, 15 and 20 °C /min from 25 °C to 1000°C. The TGA curve indicated that the pyrolysis process of tobacco included three stages and main pyrolysis occurred in the second stage. Hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin degradation occurred during pyrolysis...