this research, thermal characterization and kinetics of Karakus crude oil
in the presence of limestone matrix is investigated. Thermogravimetry (TG/DTG)
is used to characterize the crude oil in the temperature range of 20-900C,
at 10C min -1 heating rate using air
flow rate of 20 mL min -1. In combustion
with air, three distinct reaction regions were identified known as low temperature
oxidation (LTO), fuel deposition (FD) and high temperature oxidation (HTO).
Five different kinetic methods used to analyze the TG/DTG data to identify
reaction parameters as activation energy and Arrhenius constant. On the other
hand different f(α) models from literature
were also applied to make comparison. It was observed that high temperature
oxidation temperature (HTO) activation energy of Karakus crude oil is varied
between 54.1 and 86.1 kJ mol -1, while low
temperature oxidation temperature (LTO) is varied between 6.9 and 8.9 kJ mol -1.