STA PT 1000 – Thermal behavior of banana pseudostems

The thermal behavior of Yaounde Banana Fibers (FBY) and Penja Banana Fibers (FBP) was studied using a LINSEIS STA PT 1000. FBY exhibited lower mass loss compared to FBP, likely due to its low holocellulose content. The third stage mass loss in FBY, attributed to further cellulose and lignin degradation, occurred at lower temperatures between 363°C and 485°C with a peak around 390°C. The residue content at 600°C was 8.53% by mass. FBY fibers showed greater thermal resistance than FBP fibers, with their main degradation occurring at 295°C and 283°C, respectively.

*See Anatole Chengoue Mbouyap et al. (2023): Impact of Cultivation Area on the Physical, Chemical, and Mechanical Properties of Banana Pseudo-Stems Fibers in Cameroon, JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS, VOL. 20, NO. 2, p. 9 – 11.

Suitable device

STA PT 1000

  • Combined Thermogravimetry and Dynamic Differential Calorimetry
  • Real Top-Loading TG-DSC Heat Flux Sensors
  • Multiple interchangeable TG, TG-DSC, and TG-DTA sensors for any type of application
  • Temperature Range: RT to 1000 °C