Authors:D. Choudhury, R. Borah, R. Goswamee, H. Sharmah, and P. Rao
Pyrolysis of petroleum refinery sludge has received global acclamation as a clean conversion technique for providing solution
of sludge disposal as well as efficient resource utilization. This communication reports the kinetics study of pyrolysis of
petroleum refinery sludge. Experiments were carried out by means of thermogravimetric analysis at different heating rates
of 5, 10 and 20�C min−1. The pyrolytic reaction is significant in the temperature range of 200–350�C and analysis and evaluation of kinetic parameters
is done in the 100–500�C region of non-isothermal TG curves obtained in nitrogen atmosphere.
The activation energy is calculated by iso-conversional method, then other kinetic parameters are determined by considering
single reaction and two reaction global kinetic model. Two-reaction model is found to fit satisfactorily the experimental