Estudio TG-MS de la gasificación del carbonizado de la cáscara de Copoazú (Theobroma Glandiflorum)
Santander Oliveros, Aderlis Liseth | 2019-03-14
Introduction− The use of exotic species as raw mate-rials in biorefineries can promote the sustainable de-velopment of regions such as the Amazon; however, it is considered pertinent to generate more previous ex-perimental studies to evaluate their technical potential, applied in this case specifically with the Copoazú peels. Objective−The aim of this article is to obtain the kinet-ic parameters of the gasification of Copoazú peels char. Methodology−In this work, the thermogravimetric analysis coupled to mass spectrometry (TG-MS), was used to study the kinetics of the gasification and product distribution of the char obtained as a sub-product of the pyrolysis of the Copoazú peels. Results− The kinetics parameters of the gasification process were obtained fitting data to three different models; results showed a good fitting to the DAEM model with three subsets of reactions. Conclusions−Results could be used to model the gas-ification of the char from Copoazu peels. Production kinetics of most of the molecules detected with high relative abundance could be linked to the kinetics of devolatilization reactions of Copoazú peels char accord-ing to DAEM.