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    Author(s): A. Broido; Maxine A. Nelson
    Date: 1975
    Source: Combustion and Flame. 24: 263-268
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Whether the pyrolysis of cellulose is conducted in an inert medium or in air, partial pyrolysis at a lower temperature increases the char yield subsequently obtained after 1 hour at 370°C. The results are consistent with a pyrolysis scheme in which two competing sequences of cellulose pyrolysis reactions are initiated by (1) an intermolecular dehydration leading to char formation and, in air, to glowing combustion; and (2) a char-free depolymerization leading, in air, to flaming combustion.

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    Broido, A.; Nelson, Maxine A. 1975. Char yield on pyrolysis of cellulose. Combustion and Flame. 24: 263-268.


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