1School of MEWES, Nelson Mandela
African Institution of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 447, Arusha, Tanzania. 2CoET, University of Dar es Salaam,
P.O. Box 65131, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) and DTG
techniques were used in this study to evaluate
the characteristics and pyrolytic kinetic of
waste tyres. Decomposition scheme followed was
in accordance to the degree of conversion
. The study samples were heated at the rates of
10, 20 and 50C/min. The effective temperatures
ranged from 200 to 550°C.
The activation energy increased as the
temperature rose. The highest activation energy
was 101.02 kJ/mol, which occurred at
temperatures of 310 to 375°C
at a heating rate of 50°C/min.
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Cite this article as: Nankokonumbi R, John G, Machunda R (2017). Thermal
and pyrolysis kinetics of tyre waste. Acad. J. Sci. Res. 5(11): 597-604.