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  • 1 University of Alicante Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences P.O. Box 99 03080 Alicante Spain
  • | 2 University of Mar del Plata Research Institute of Material Science and Technology (INTEMA) Juan B. Justo 4302 7600 Mar del Plata Argentina
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Pyrolytic process has a promising potential for the environmentally friendly upgrading of lignocellulosic and plastic waste. Thermogravimetry and pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) were used to get information about the reactive decomposition of PCL in binary mixtures with microcrystalline cellulose (MC) or sisal fibres (SF). Preliminary thermogravimetric investigation showed that biomass is thermally degraded at lower temperatures than PCL and this process has a predominant influence on the thermal behaviour of the mixtures. Discrepancies between the experimental and predicted TG/DTG profiles were considered as a measurement of the extent of interactions occurring on co-pyrolysis. It was found that reactivity of PCL was slightly increased in PCL-SF binary mixtures. Evolution of acidic products from cellulose and hemicelluloses decomposition may promote PCL degradation in binary mixtures with SF. It seems that the co-pyrolysis process could have potential for the environmentally friendly transformation of biocomposites.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)

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