Kinetics for fast pyrolysis of hazel nut shell

Demirbas A., Akdeniz F., Erdogan Y., Pamuk V.

FUEL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.14, no.3, pp.405-415, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this article, the potential utilization of hazel nut shell as a combustible residue was studied. To obtain liquid and gaseous products, the hazel nut shell was subjected to pyrolysis and it was converted to 49.3 % (w) gaseous and 20.0 % (w) liquid products at 475 degrees C for 7.5 minutes in a simple pyrolysis device. The kinetic model used in the present study was based on fractional weight loss for each pyrolysis step. The simple fast pyrolysis was compared with TGA technique.