Reaction Kinetics of Paddy Husk Thermal Decomposition

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A. K. Jain

School of Energy Studies for Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 141 004 INDIA

S. K. Sharma

Energy Research Center, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014 INDIA

D. Singh

Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014 INDIA

J. Sol. Energy Eng 121(1), 25-30 (Feb 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2888138 History: Received October 01, 1997; Revised September 01, 1998; Online February 14, 2008


The physical characteristics, proximate analysis, elemental analysis and chemical analysis of paddy husk, an important renewable source of energy, are reported in this paper. The kinetic parameters for the thermal degradation of paddy husk at heating rates of 10 and 100°C min−1 and under atmospheres of air and oxygennitrogen mixture (5:95) have been evaluated from experimentally obtained TGA data. The limitations of the existing TGA models are discussed, and a modified model has been used for correlation of the data.

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