Impact of TGA measurements on activation energy (ea) determination: case study applied to biomasses by means of isoconversional methods

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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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