Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 137, Issue 6, pp 2053–2060 | Cite as

Thermal decomposition of antibiotic mycelial fermentation residues in Ar, air, and CO2–N2 atmospheres by TG-FTIR method

  • Jiali Guo
  • Lei Zheng
  • Zifu LiEmail author
  • Xiaoqin Zhou
  • Wei Zhang
  • Shikun Cheng
  • Lingling Zhang


This study investigated the characteristics of antibiotic mycelial fermentation residues (AMFRs) during the thermochemical process by using thermogravimetric coupled with fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (TG-FTIR) under different atmospheres (Ar, air, and a mixture of CO2–N2 gas) to analyze the effects of different atmospheric gases on thermal decomposition and the gaseous products. Results indicated the specific conditions for the three stages of thermal decomposition and exhibited the variation of main evolving gaseous products (CH4, CO, CO2, and NH3) in the different atmospheres. The thermal decomposition in Ar involved pyrolysis, whereas that in air involved combustion. The mixture of CO2–N2 gas exhibited pyrolysis at low temperatures, and CO2 as a gasification agent caused gasification at high temperatures. The characteristics of thermal decomposition in the different atmospheres varied and showed unique advantages. This study could serve as a theoretical basis for using the different thermochemical technologies to dispose AMFRs and possibly to control pollutants.


Antibiotic fermentation mycelial residues Terramycin TG-FTIR analysis Thermal decomposition 



The authors would like to thank for the support of The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0501402).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory of Resource-Oriented Treatment of Industrial Pollutants, International Science and Technology Cooperation Base for Environmental and Energy Technology of MOSTUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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