A Study on Pyrolysis Characterization and Heating Value of Semi-carbonized Wood Chip

반탄화 우드칩의 열분해 특성 및 발열량에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Ki-Seok (Department of Chemistry, Inha University) ;
  • Choi, Eun-A (Department of Chemistry, Inha University) ;
  • Ryu, Jeong-Seok (Engineering Development Team, Construction Department, Korea East-West Power) ;
  • Lee, Yong Pyo (Engineering Development Team, Construction Department, Korea East-West Power) ;
  • Park, Jong-Yeon (Engineering Development Team, Construction Department, Korea East-West Power) ;
  • Choi, Seung-Ho (Engineering Development Team, Construction Department, Korea East-West Power) ;
  • Park, Soo-Jin (Department of Chemistry, Inha University)
  • Published : 2012.10.10


In this work, a semi-carbonized wood chip (SC-WC) was prepared by heat-treatment at low carbonization temperature. The pyrolysis characterization and heating value of the SC-WC at different heat-treatment temperature were evaluated. The pyrolysis characterization and heating value of the SC-WC were determined using thermal gravimetric analyzer (TGA) in $N_{2}$ atmosphere and calorimeter, respectively. From the TGA results, the thermal decomposition reaction of the SC-WC treated at by low temperature was similar to pure wood chip and the reaction was most actively occurred in the range of $200^{\circ}C$ to $400^{\circ}C$, whereas the initial thermal decomposition temperature of the SC-WC increased with the increasing heat-treatment temperature. In addition, the heating value of the SC-WC showed a similar trend as to the decamposition temperature behavior. This is probably attributed to increased carbon content of SC-WC by the localized carbonization of the wood chip which consisted of cellulose, hemi-cellulose, and lignin.


wood chip;pyrolysis;heating value;semi-carbonization;thermal decomposition


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