Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 547–553 | Cite as

Pattern Search Method for Determination of DAEM Kinetic Parameters from Nonisothermal TGA Data of Biomass

  • Junmeng Cai
  • Liqun Ji

The most accurate and up-to-date approach to modeling biomass pyrolysis is to adopt the distributed activation energy model (DAEM). In this study, a pattern search method to be used for the determination of DAEM kinetic parameters from the nonisothermal thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) data of biomass has been introduced. The method has been applied to the nonisothermal TGA data of peanut shell sample, and DAEM kinetic parameters of biomass samples have been determined. Calculated model results from determined kinetic parameters have been compared with nonisothermal TGA data of biomass.


distributed activation energy model (DAEM) thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) pattern search method biomass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Power EngineeringUniversity of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiP. R. China
  2. 2.College of ManagementUniversity of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiP. R. China
  3. 3.Biomass Energy Engineering Research Center, School of Agriculture & BiologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiP.R. China

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