First Suggested Title : Composition of biomass analysis using High-Resolution Thermogravimetric Analysis (HR-TGA) for the selection of bio-energy crop varieties.
Final Title : High-Resolution Thermogravimetric Analysis (HR-TGA) of biomass composition for selection of bio-energy crop varieties.
Abstract : Optimization of biomass properties is crucial for converting biomass into fuels. High-Resolution Thermogravimetric Analysis (HR-TGA) anlysis can be the best option to determine the biomass composition rapidly for bioenergy crop varieties.Validation of HR-TGA method requires bulk biomass collection and traditional wet chemistry techniques.In HR-TGA method, samples were analyzed using a thermogravimetric anlyzer with a heating rate of 20°Cmin‾1 . There is no thermal degradation in this method but reduced during significant mass loss. HR-TGA can measure accurately the lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose content and identify differences in compositional analysis between biomass with bark and without bark samples. This method proved to be a effective tool in conjunction with H-NMR for the selection of bioenergy crops.
Keyword: Biomass composition; HR-TGA analysis; Bio-energy crop varieties.
(Michelle J. and Kimberly D. 2009)