Degradation of Organic Solids

In order to characterize the thermal and reactive behavior of biomasses for the optimization of degradation processes of organic solids, we designed and built an experimental setup, called MacroTGA.

TMacroTGA for the degradation of organic solidshis device allows to evaluate the weight variations (i.e., conversion) during the heating of the material, controlling the heating policy and the composition of the gases contacting the material.

This technique allows for the use of much larger quantities of material compared to a standard TGA, which is particularly important when evaluating the degradation of heterogeneous samples, such as those coming from industrial realities. In addition, by controlling the inlet gases we can simulate the behavior with oxygen shortage or high humidity content, which are typical conditions for flue gases.


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