Study on the pyrolysis of Moroccan oil shale with poly (ethylene terephthalate)
Investigations into the pyrolytic behaviours of oil shale, poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and their mixture have been conducted using a thermogravimetric analyzer. Experiments were carried out dynamically by increasing the temperature from 298 to 1273 K with heating rates of 2 to 100 K/min under a nitrogen atmosphere. Discrepancies between the experimental and calculated TG/DTG profiles were considered as a measurement of the extent of interactions occurring on co-pyrolysis. The maximum degradation temperature of each component in the mixture was higher than those the individual components; thus an increase in thermal stability was expected. The kinetic processing of thermogravimetric data was carried out using Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) method.
KeywordsKinetics Oil shale Poly (ethylene terephthalate) Pyrolysis
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