Modeling chemical and physical processes of wood and biomass pyrolysis

  • Diblasi C
  • Di Blasi C
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This review reports the state of the art in modeling chemical and physical processes of wood and biomass pyrolysis. Chemical kinetics are critically discussed in relation to primary reactions, described by one- and multi-component (or one- and multi-stage) mechanisms, and secondary reactions of tar cracking and polymerization. A mention is also made of distributed activation energy models and detailed mechanisms which try to take into account the formation of single gaseous or liquid (tar) species. Different approaches used in the transport models are presented at both the level of single particle and reactor, together with the main achievements of numerical simulations. Finally, critical issues which require further investigation are indicated.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Biomass
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Pyrolysis
  • Transport models
  • Wood
  • biomass
  • chemical kinetics
  • pyrolysis
  • transport models
  • wood

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  • C Diblasi

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