Pyrolysis and combustion kinetics of date palm biomass using thermogravimetric analysis

Hani H. Sait, Ahmad Hussain, Arshad Adam Salema, Farid Nasir Ani

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The present research work is probably the first attempt to focus on the kinetics of pyrolysis and combustion process for date palm biomass wastes like seed, leaf and leaf stem by using Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) technique. The physical properties of biomass wastes were also examined. Proximate and ultimate analysis of the date palm biomass was investigated. FT-IR analysis was conducted to determine possible chemical functional groups in the biomass. Results showed that date palm seed and leaf can be characterized as high calorific values and high volatile content biomass materials as compared to the leaf stem. Kinetic analysis of this biomass was also given a particular attention. It is concluded that these biomasses can become useful source of energy, chemicals and bio-char.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-389
Number of pages8
JournalBioresource Technology
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Combustion
  • Date palm biomass
  • Kinetics
  • Pyrolysis
  • Thermogravimetric

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