Mathematical simulation of the low-temperature thermolysis of peat

A. V. Kravtsov, D. A. Bazhenov, L. I. Tarnovskaya, S. G. Maslov

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Experimental data on the low-temperature decomposition of cotton grass-sphagnum and sedge peats served as the basis for compiling a mathematical model describing the kinetics of the process within the temperature interval of 293-723 K. The model is based on the mechanism of the mutual transformations of the group components of peat (bitumens, water-soluble substances, readily hydrolyzed substances, humic and fulvic acids, cellulose, a nonhydrolyzed residue). The possibility is shown of applying the model for describing to a first approximation the kinetics of thermolysis of various peats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-80
Number of pages9
JournalSolid Fuel Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Fuel Technology

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