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Calculation of Kinetic Parameters of Thermal Decomposition of Forest Waste using the Monte Carlo Technique


This paper deals with the pyrolysis of forest waste in the presence of an inert atmosphere. Experiments are carried out at different heating rates (5 °C, 10 °C and 15 °C) to determine derivative thermogravimetric behaviour of the material. Unlike the conventional scheme, the Monte Carlo technique is implemented to solve the distributed activation energy model (DAEM). DAEM is transformed into the inverse pyrolysis problem to determine the kinetic parameters of thermal degradation of forest waste. Activation energy, the preexponential factor and the distribution parameters are estimated by introducing the Monte Carlo Technique in the thermal conversion process.

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