27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Thermal characterization of various biomass materials for co-gasification with coal

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track F - Applied and Industrial Physics


Mr Polycarp Mabizela (FHIT)


Investigations into the gasification behavior during co-gasification of coal, biomass materials and coal/biomass blends prepared at different ratios (10:90, 20:80, 30:70, 40:60, and 50:50) have been conducted using a Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) apparatus. Biomasses (pine wood, eucalyptus and cow dung) and coal (bituminous and lignite) were used. Devolatization behavior of different coals and biomasses under heating conditions used (20 oC/min and high N2 flow rate) typical of pyrolysis were investigated for kinetic parameter determination. Simulations were also done for material characterization.

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