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Biomasses mechanism (Version 1412, December 2014)

Detailed kinetic mechanism of the secondary gas-phase pyrolysis, partial oxidation and combustion of species released during biomass thermal degradation.


Kinetic scheme (137 species 4533 reactions)


Transport properties

List of species


References for biomass components mechanism

E. Ranzi, A. Cuoci, T. Faravelli, A. Frassoldati, G. Migliavacca, S. Pierucci, S. Sommariva, Chemical Kinetics of Biomass Pyrolysis, Energy and Fuels 22 (6), pp. 4292-4300 (2008), doi: 10.1021/ef800551t

C. Dupont, L. Chen, J. Cances, J.-M. Commandre, A. Cuoci, S. Pierucci, E. Ranzi, Biomass pyrolysis: Kinetic modelling and experimental validation under high temperature and flash heating rate conditions, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 85 (1-2), pp. 260-267 (2009), doi:10.1016/j.jaap.2008.11.034

M. Calonaci, R. Grana, E. Barker Hemings, G. Bozzano, M. Dente, E. Ranzi, Comprehensive Kinetic Modeling Study of Bio-oil Formation from Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass, Energy Fuels, 24 (10), pp 5727?5734 (2010), doi: 10.1021/ef1008902

Emma Barker Hemings, Carlo Cavallotti, Alberto Cuoci, Tiziano Faravelli, Eliseo Ranzi (2012). A Detailed Kinetic Study of Pyrolysis and Oxidation of Glycerol (Propane-1,2,3-triol). Combustion Science and Technology 184, p. 1164-1178, doi: 10.1080/00102202.2012.664006

M. Corbetta, A. Frassoldati, H. Bennadji, K. Smith, M. J. Serapiglia, G. Gauthier,T. Melkior, E. Ranzi, E. M. Fisher, Pyrolysis of Centimeter-Scale Woody Biomass Particles: Kinetic Modeling and Experimental Validation, Energy Fuels 2014, 28, 3884?3898,