Biomass proximate analysis using thermogravimetry.

  title={Biomass proximate analysis using thermogravimetry.},
  author={Ruslan Garcia and Consuelo Pizarro and Antonio G. Lav{\'i}n and Julio L. Bueno},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
This work proposes a 25 min-last thermogravimetric method as a tool to determine biomass sample's proximate analysis data (moisture, ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon contents) just by direct measure of weight changes on each sample's TG chart. Compared with international standards commonly used to that aim, TG is a faster and easier to develop technique. Obtained results were satisfactory, with AEE under 6% for moisture and volatile matter, close to 10% for fixed carbon determination and… CONTINUE READING