"Presents 100 samples of organic substances characterized under identical conditions by thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) in addition to proximate analysis-providing accurate information essential in research and engineering applications related to fuel preparation. Discusses nonisothermal kinetic techniques, mathematical models, and other parameter estimation procedures that facilitate the extrapolation of results obtained under various conditions-including the Gaur and Reed method, an important advance in understanding the kinetics of thermal data!"
Table of Contents
Some aspects of general kinetic theories used in thermal analysis; overview of thermal analysis methods; deriving kinetic data from thermal analysis; experimental apparatus and data collection; pyrolysis of components of biomass; natural biomass; variations in biomass; processed biomass; municipal solid wastes; high carbon solid fuels; liquid fuels; effect of operating conditions; appendix.
"This volume offers both a theoretical and practical approach to the newer methods of fuel analysis, and considers the traditional techniques. . .. . . .highly recommended for chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineers, as well as for general researchers. It should also prove useful for high-level theoretical and practical studies."
---Chemical Engineering Progress