Relation between forest fuels composition and energy emitted during their thermal degradation

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Abstract

In this work, calorimetric experiments were performed in order to study the thermal oxidative degradation of rockrose, heather, strawberry tree and pine. Firstly, lignin, holocellulose and cellulose were extracted from the fuels and their contents were calculated according to normalized chemical methods. Then, Differential Scanning Calorimetry was used under air sweeping with dynamic mode on the temperature range [400–900 K] in order to obtain reaction enthalpy. Finally, a simple enthalpy model was developed based on the enthalpy of the thermal degradation of each biopolymer with their respective proportions in the fuels. The results showed that the model agreed satisfactorily to experimental data.

Keywords

DSC lignocellulosic fuels thermal degradation wildland fire 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valérie Leroy
    • 1
  • Dominique Cancellieri
    • 2
  • E. Leoni
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire ICARE UPR 3021 CNRS 1c avenue de la recherche scientifiqueOrléansFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire SPE UMR 6134 CNRS Campus GrossettiCortiFrance

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