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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(4): 268-271 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.115

Thermogravimetric Analysis of Groundnut Cake

Sachin Kumar, Ankit Agrawalla, and R. K. Singh

Abstract—Biomass is increasingly considered as an important resource for alternative fuels whose use unlike fossil fuels (coal and fuel oil), does not increase atmospheric carbon dioxide content. Biomass may be utilized either by direct combustion or by transformation into fluid product. TGA has frequently been employed in the kinetic study of the thermal degradation of biomass materials. In this work, we have studied the thermo gravimetric analysis of the groundnut cake at 200C/min, 250C/min in the air and 250C/min in the N2 atmosphere and determine the kinetic parameter (activation energy) by using thermogravimetric curves. The activation energy of the pyrolysis of groundnut de-oiled cake was found out to be in lower range thus enabling it to be used as a blend for easy pyrolysis of materials with higher activation energy.

Index Terms—Activation Energy, Groundnut Cake,Reaction Kinetics, Thermogravimetric Analysis.

Sachin Kumar, PhD student, E-mail:
Ankit Agrawalla, B Tech student, E-mail:
R. K. Singh, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NationalInstitute of Technology, Rourkela, India.E-mail: Corresponding Author: E-mail:, Phone: 0661-2464259


Cite: Sachin Kumar, Ankit Agrawalla, and R. K. Singh, "Thermogravimetric Analysis of Groundnut Cake," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 268-271, 2011.

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