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Findings from Institute of Engineering Reveals New Findings on Fuel Research (Kinetic Study on Non-isothermal Pyrolysis of Sucrose Biomass)

August 1, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Fuel Research. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this study, the pyrolysis characteristics of sucrose biomass were investigated with a thermogravimetric analysis coupled with gas chromatography (TGA-GC) system at different temperatures and various heating rates. The gas products from sucrose pyrolysis were measured, and the results showed that the gas product consisted of a major amount of CO, CO2, H-2, and CH,."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Engineering, "The temperature and addition of CaO could greatly affect the gaseous product yields. The distinct phases in the pyrolysis process of sucrose biomass were discussed. An improved iterative Coats-Redfern method was used to evaluate non-isothermal kinetic parameters for sucrose pyrolysis with/without the addition of CaO in different phases, and the activation energies and pre-exponential factors were calculated by means of linear regressions."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The calculated results showed that the model with an Avrami-Erofeev mechanism could accurately be used to predict the main phase as well as the other phases for the pyrolysis processes."

For more information on this research see: Kinetic Study on Non-isothermal Pyrolysis of Sucrose Biomass. Energy & Fuels, 2014;28(6):3793-3801. Energy & Fuels can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Energy & Fuels -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Wang, Chinese Academy Sci, Inst Engn Thermophys, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B.L. Dou, Y.C. Song, H.S. Chen, M.J. Yang and Y.J. Xu.

Keywords for this news article include: Beijing, People's Republic of China, Asia, Fuel Research

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