Vol.17, No.6, 2021, pp.1101-1111, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.017202
A Study on the Pyrolytic Characteristics of Xanthoceras Sorbifolia Husk and Its Crude Cellulose Extract
  • Hongmei Zhang1,*, Quancheng Zhou2
1 Zibo Fiber and Textile Products Supervision & Inspection Institute, Zibo, 255000, China
2 School of Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, 255049, China
* Corresponding Author: Hongmei Zhang. Email:
Received 22 April 2021; Accepted 05 July 2021; Issue published 08 September 2021
Huge amounts of Xanthoceras sorbifolia husks (XSH) are typically discarded after oil extraction. Since pyrolysis represents a promising solution to harness the bio-energy of XSH, in the present work the pyrolytic and kinetic characteristics of XSH and related crude cellulose extract (CCE) were studied considering different rates of heating (10, 30 and 50°C min−1). The pyrolysis activation energy, pre-exponential factors and mechanism function were computed using different models namely Popescu, FWO (Flynn-Wall-Ozawa) and KAS (Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose). The pyrolysis process was articulated into three stages: dehydration (Stage I), primary devolatilization (Stage II), residual decomposition (Stage III). Marked variations in the average activation energy, thermal stability, final residuals and rate of reaction were noted. Stage II of XSH and CCE could be described by the Avramic-Erofeev equations. The average activation energies of XSH and CCE were found to be 269 and 296 kJ mol−1, respectively.
Xanthoceras sorbifolia husk; crude cellulose extract; pyrolytic characteristics
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Zhang, H., Zhou, Q. (2021). A Study on the Pyrolytic Characteristics of Xanthoceras Sorbifolia Husk and Its Crude Cellulose Extract. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(6), 1101–1111.
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