Accession Number : AD0683881

Title :   MINERAL CONTENT AND PYROLYSIS OF SELECTED PLANT MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : INTERMOUNTAIN FOREST AND RANGE EXPERIMENT STATION OGDEN UTAH

Personal Author(s) : Philpot,Charles W.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Recent studies of pyrolysis of plant materials indicate that the rate of thermal degradation and the amount of volatile materials formed are directly related to the silica-free ash content (SFA) of the material. However, plants with SFA above 12 percent that were tested did not fit these relationships. Evidence was found that only certain constituents of SFA are effective in inhibiting pyrolysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), FLAMMABILITY), (*PYROLYSIS, PLANTS(BOTANY)), CELLULOSE, SILICON DIOXIDE, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE