Effect of thermal treatment of peats on composition and properties of humic acids

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Abstract

Methods of acidic hydrolysis and thermal analysis were used to show that thermal treatment of peat at a temperature of up to 250°C in a medium of its decomposition gases increases the thermal stability of humic acids due to a change in the composition and structure of mainly the peripheral part of the macromolecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalSolid Fuel Chemistry
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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  • Fuel Technology

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