Predicting the pyrolysis of wood considering char oxidation under different ambient oxygen concentrations

W. G. Weng*, Y. Hasemi, W. C. Fan

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Abstract

This paper presents an extended integral model using char oxidation under different ambient oxygen concentrations to predict the pyrolysis of wood. The char oxidation kinetics from TGA experiments is embedded in an integral model. Comparison with experimental data shows that the predictions of mass loss rates and temperature profiles within the charring material are in reasonably good agreement with the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-729
Number of pages7
JournalCombustion and Flame
Volume145
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun

Keywords

  • Char oxidation
  • Oxygen concentration
  • Pyrolysis
  • Wood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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