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dc.contributor.authorTrubetskaya, Anna
dc.contributor.authorSurup, Gerrit
dc.contributor.authorShapiro, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorBates, Richard B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-16T10:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-14
dc.identifier.citationTrubetskaya, A., Surup, G., Shapiro, A., & Bates, R. B. (2017). Modeling the influence of potassium content and heating rate on biomass pyrolysis. Applied Energy, 194, 199-211. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.009en_IE
dc.identifier.issn0306-2619
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7360
dc.description.abstractThis study presents a combined kinetic and particle model that describes the effect of potassium and heating rate during the fast pyrolysis of woody and herbaceous biomass. The model calculates the mass loss rate, over a wide range of operating conditions relevant to suspension firing. The shrinking particle model considers internal and external heat transfer limitations and incorporates catalytic effects of potassium on the product yields. Modeling parameters were tuned with experimentally determined char yields at high heating rates (>200 K s−1) using a wire mesh reactor, a single particle burner, and a drop tube reactor. The experimental data demonstrated that heating rate and potassium content have significant effects on the char yield. The importance of shrinkage on the devolatilization time becomes greater with increasing particle size, but showed little influence on the char yields.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the financial support that they received for this project from Kempestiftelserna. We also acknowledge Professor Anker Degn Jensen (DTU CHEC) for fruitful discussions. Assistant Professor Catherine Brewer is acknowledged for the article proof reading.en_IE
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dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Energyen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectFast pyrolysisen_IE
dc.subjectKineticsen_IE
dc.subjectMetaplasten_IE
dc.subjectPotassiumen_IE
dc.subjectHeating rateen_IE
dc.titleModeling the influence of potassium content and heating rate on biomass pyrolysisen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-05-08T17:49:26Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.009
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.009en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.description.embargo2019-03-14
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dc.local.contactAnna Trubetskaya, Mechanical Engineering, College Of Engineering And Informatics, Nui Galway. - Email: anna.trubetskaya@nuigalway.ie
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