Impact of TGA measurements on activation energy (ea) determination: case study applied to biomasses by means of isoconversional methods
June 19-24, 2016
This work reports the results of an extended kinetic study involving both experimental measurements and modeling elaborations. It is specifically dedicated to investigate the thermal behavior of selected biomasses undergoing to torrefaction treatment.
Three biomasses representative of the hardwood family have been considered: ash-wood, beech-wood and hornbeam. As main purpose, this work is oriented to evaluate the impact of the TGA measurements on the final Activation Energy (Ea) results achieved by the adoption of the so called isoconversional “model free” methods, implemented on both their differential and integral version.
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Mauro Grigiante, Marco Brighenti, and D. Antolini, "Impact of TGA measurements on activation energy (ea) determination: case study applied to biomasses by means of isoconversional methods" in "5th International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE 2016)", Franco Berruti, Western University, Canada Cedric Briens, Western University, Canada Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/gpe2016/18