biomass, sawdust, XPS, fuel
Determining the chemical structure and composition of biomass fuels using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy XPS can provide fundamental knowledge of their structures that is useful in understanding and predicting their combustion behavior. Sawdust is an example of a forest product residue byproduct of paper and lumber production of potential interest for biomass combustion. The XPS spectra of sawdust provide both its elemental composition and indications of its bonding. Traditional fuel analyses of this fuel are also provided. These include: ultimate analysis — the elemental composition of the overall fuel C, H, N, S, and O; chlorine analysis — reported here as part of the ultimate analysis but formally a separate procedure; proximate analysis — the proximate composition of the fuel moisture, fixed carbon, volatiles, and ash; heating value — the specific heat of combustion; ash chemistry analysis — an elemental analysis of the ash content, expressed as oxides which does not imply that they occur as oxides in the fuel. These data are summarized with the XPS spectra.
Original Publication Citation
Jiang, G., Husseini, G. A., Baxter, L. L., & Linford, M. R. (2005). Analysis of sawdust by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Surface Science Spectra, 11(1): 127-134.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jiang, Guilin; Husseini, Ghaleb A.; Baxter, Larry Lin; and Linford, Matthew R., "Analysis of Sawdust by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy" (2005). Faculty Publications. 1735.
American Vacuum Society
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Surface Science Spectra, 11(1) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/11.20040806
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