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Investigating the morphology and reactivity of chars from Triplochiton scleroxylon pyrolysed under varied conditions
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0037-3555
2016 (English)In: Bioresource technology, E-ISSN 3736-3751, Vol. 208, 94-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The astronomical increase in global energy demand makes locating energy sources other than fossil fuels worthwhile. The use of tropical biomass wood waste as a renewable energy source was investigated in this study. The thermal conversion analysis of Albizia gummifera (ayinre) was carried out in a thermobalance reactor via steam gasification under varying temperature (700 to 1000 °C) and steam partial pressure (0.020 to 0.050 MPa). The experimental data was evaluated using three gas-solid reaction models. The modified volume reaction model (mVRM) gave the overall highest coefficient of determination (0.9993) and thereby the best conversion prediction. The observed char activation constant rates (from paired reaction conditions) indicated, on average, an increase in reactivity as the parameters increased. The results showed that the activation energy of the mVRM gave the lowest value (32.54 kJ/mpI) compared with those of the shrinking core model (SCM) and the volume reaction model (VRM) (49.29 and 49.89 kJ/mol, respectively).

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2016. Vol. 208, 94-99 p.
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Albizia gummifera, Gas-solid reaction models, Kinetic parameters, Steam gasification, Tropical biomass
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10791DOI: 10.15376/biores.11.2.3736-3751ISI: 000371930900014ScopusID: 84965177737OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-10791DiVA: diva2:975049
Available from: 2016-09-28 Created: 2016-09-28 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved

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