Non-isothermal analysis of the kinetics of the combustion of carbonaceous materials
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- López-Fonseca, R., Landa, I., Gutiérrez-Ortiz, M. et al. J Therm Anal Calorim (2005) 80: 65. doi:10.1007/s10973-005-0614-9
Non-isothermal thermogravimetric data were used to evaluate the Arrhenius parameters (activation energy and the pre-exponential factor) of the combustion of two carbonaceous materials, selected as diesel soot surrogates. The paper reports on the application of model-free isoconversional methods (Flynn-Wall-Ozawa and Kissinger methods) for evaluating the activation energy of the combustion process. On the other hand, by means of the compensation relation between E and lnA, which was established by the model-dependent Coats-Redfern method, the value of the pre-exponential factor was estimated from the known value of the model-independent activation energy.