Pyrolysis and Thermal Oxidative Decomposition of Timber

  • Roza Aseeva
  • Boris Serkov
  • Andrey Sivenkov
Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)


This chapter summarizes the data on pyrolysis and thermal oxidative decomposition of solid timber as well as its main components at various thermal and fire loads. The effects of speed and intensity of heating and oxygen content are discussed. The chapter presents comprehensive data for understanding thermal and fire resistance of natural timber, including kinetic parameters of thermal decomposition of timber and its components, effects of various specious and thermal loads on volatile products, charring formation, thickness of char, effective heat of gasification for various species, etc. Some numerical models for thermal decomposition and calculation and charring of timber are discussed.


Mass Loss Rate Pyrolysis Product Wood Specimen Char Residue Effective Activation Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roza Aseeva
    • 1
  • Boris Serkov
    • 1
  • Andrey Sivenkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Safety in BuildingsState Fire Academy Ministry of Civil Protection and EmergencyMoscowRussia

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