Pyrolysis characteristics of glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP) under isothermal conditions

Young Min Yun, Myung Won Seo, Ho Won Ra, Geon Hoe Koo, Jeong Seog Oh, Sang Jun Yoon, Yong Ku Kim, Jae Goo Lee, Jae Ho Kim

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The pyrolysis characteristics of GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) were determined under isothermal conditions at 500-1000 °C using a thermo-balance reactor (TBR) and wire mesh reactor (WMR). The kinetics parameters for the GFRP were derived using the activation energy, of 28.17 kJ mol-1, of frequency factor, 2.12 s-1, and reaction order, of 0.48-0.8. The structural variations in the GFRP char were determined using BET, SEM, and FT-IR techniques. Organic compounds and polymers were decomposed with increasing temperature. The experimental results showed that increasing the temperature and reaction time favored polymer scission at temperature of 600-1000 °C with residence time of 2-10 s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-46
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015


  • Glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP)
  • Kinetics
  • Pyrolysis
  • Thermo-balance reactor
  • Wire-mesh reactor


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