Modeling of high-temperature treatment of wood using the reaction engineering approach (REA)
Putranto, Aditya（Monash Univ, Dept Chem Engn）
Chen, Xiao Dong
Webley, Paul A.（Monash Univ, Dept Chem Engn）
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A simple and accurate model of high-temperature treatment of wood can assist in the process design and the evaluation of performance of equipment. The high-temperature treatment of wood is essentially a drying process under linearly-increased gas temperature up to final temperature of 220-230 degrees C which is a challenging process to model. This study is aimed to assess the applicability and accuracy of the reaction engineering approach (REA) to model the heat treatment of wood. In order to describe the process using the REA, the maximum activation energy (Delta E(v,b)) is evaluated according to the corresponding external conditions during the heat treatment. Results indicate that the REA coupled with the heat balance describes both moisture content and temperature profiles during the heat treatment very well. A good agreement towards the experimental data is indicated. It has also been shown that the current model is highly comparable in accuracy with the complex models. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.