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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Solid Fuel Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology