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Thermogravimetric and Kinetic Data Analysis of Wood Biofuels in the North-Western Region of the Russian Federation

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P.A. Mar'yandyshev, A.A. Chernov, V.K. Lyubov

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DOI: 10.17238/issn0536-1036.2016.1.167


Biofuel is the most ancient type of fuel, but the problem of its efficient energetical use remains relevant throughout the world. The northwest region has the huge reserves of wood, so it is very important to maximize the use of woody biomass in various areas of economic activity. Involvement of biofuels in the fuel and energy balance reduces the negative impact of the en-ergy facilities on the environment and keeps the potential of non-renewable fuels for the future generations. Recently, the studies of the efficiency of wood biofuel usage are of very special interest. The purpose of the paper is to study the thermal decomposition of wood biofuels and to determine kinetic characteristics of the process on the basis of thermogravimetric data. Bio-fuels were collected in the Arkhangelsk region. The studies were carried out in the inert and oxidizing environments at the temperature range from 20…1300 °C and a heating rate of 5, 10 and 20 °C/min. Kinetic analysis was conducted in the framework of thermal decomposition of holocellulose of biofuels using the thermogravimetric data based on the Friedman and Ozawa-Flynn-Wall models. The experiments allowed us to determine the temperature range and the rate of change in weight of wood biofuel at volatile yield and kinetic parameters characterizing this process. The results of the studies should be used in the calculation of processes and sys-tems of thermal treating, energy-technological fuel reprocessing or multifuel burning.


P.A. Mar'yandyshev, Engineer A.A. Chernov, Postgraduate Student V.K. Lyubov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor


Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny, 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russian Federation; е-mail:,,


wood biomass, thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, synchronous ther-mal analyzer, thermal effect, kinetics, activation energy, preexponential factor.


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