Analytical pyrolysis properties of waste medium-density fiberboard and particle board

Tae Uk Han, Young Min Kim, Chuichi Watanabe, Norio Teramae, Young Kwon Park, Seungdo Kim, Yunhee Lee

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Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board (PB) showed similar pyrolysis characteristics. Thermogravimetric analysis displayed the main weight loss between 200 and 400°C, continued up to 600°C. The activation energy (Ea) values at each conversion were in the range of 166-372kJ/mol for MDF and 161-325kJ/mol for PB and indicated independent reactions of hemicellulose, cellulose, lignin and char stabilization. Isothermal pyrolysis produced hemicellulose pyrolyzates at 300°C. The main products at 400°C had similar distribution between MDF and PB. At 600°C, gas products were increased due to the secondary cracking of pyrolyzates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
StatePublished - 25 Dec 2015


  • EGA-MS
  • Medium-density fiberboard
  • Particle board
  • Py-GC/MS
  • TGA


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