Thermo-chemical potential of solid waste seed biomass obtained from plant Phoenix dactylifera and Aegle marmelos L. Fruit core cell

Dan Bahadur Pal, Amit Kumar Tiwari, Nirupama Prasad, Neha Srivastava, Atiah H. Almalki, Shafiul Haque, Vijai Kumar Gupta*

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Abstract

The present study explores thermo-chemical potential of two biomasses namely; Phoenix dactylifera seed (PDS) and Aegle marmelos L core (AMP). These biomasses contain high amount of cellulose and exhibit heating value of 3–18 MJ/kg. The thermal kinetic of both the biomasses have been extensively studied using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) at four different heating rates 5, 10, 15, and 20 °C/min. Kinetic analysis was carried out using three model-free techniques including Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO), Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) and Starink. The average activation energy has been found to be 173.75, 172.94 and 170.71 kJ/mol, for PDS whereas 170.26, 167.24 and 164.80 kJ/mol, for AMP analyzed through KAS, FWO and Starink methods, respectively. Further, among all these models, the Starink model exhibits better result for the biofuels potential point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126441
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume345
Early online date28 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Aegle marmelos
  • Biofuels
  • Phoenix dactylifera
  • Thermal kinetics

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