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Abstract  

Forest fires are a plague for all countries in the world. Many factors can induce them. The organic matter (‘fuel’) in the plant, is often responsible for the start of the fire. The bio-polymers and mainly the cellulose decompose at about 300C with flammable evolved gas. This decomposition is first order, and the activation energy is about 180 kJ mol−1 . On the other hand, the degradation of the lignin seems more complex, but we observed on many samples, a linearly decomposition of the lignin vs. the heating rate (in the interval close to the start of the forest fire, 300 to 3000C h−1 ). The decomposition of the plant during the heat is mainly dependent on the cellulose level. This degradation is also slightly dependent on the lignin level mainly if the lignin present in this plant is less stable.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)