Zhu N.,Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology |
Li Y.,Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology |
Wang Q.,Jiangsu University |
Jiang Y.,State Key Laboratory of Fire and Science
10th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, IECEC 2012 | Year: 2012
Thermal behavior of selected 2 species of biomass fuels (Broad-leaved bark and Red Pine xylem) was investigated using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TG-DTA/MS) under the temperature range from room temperature up to 800°C in the condition of air atmosphere at 3 heating rates of 10°C, 40°C and 60°C/min. A first order kinetic model was applied to the results obtained from TGA experiments to obtain the activation energy. It was confirmd that the activation energy of the Red Pine xylem is larger than that of the Broad-leaved bark. Also it was found that the the activation energy was unlikely dependent on the heating ratio. © 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.