Tobacco, Virginia (#2867)

MaterialTobacco, Virginia
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ other plants
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [240] gewassen ▸ [249] overige gewassen
Ash typeCEN/TS 14775, analysed for 19 elements; As, Ba, Cr, Cu, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb and Zn below 0.05%
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2010-01-05
RemarksProtein nitrogen 1.2%, ammonia and nitrate nitrogen 0%; total sugars 13.2%, nicotine 2.8%, polyphenols 2.6%
LiteratureG. Várhegyi, Z. Czégény, E. Jakab, K. McAdam, C. Liu: Tobacco pyrolysis. Kinetic Evaluation of thermogravimetric-mass spectrometric experiments. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 86 (2009) 310-322.


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% (ar)
Ash content wt% 11.90

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Nitrogen wt% 2.70 3.06 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 14.60 3.06 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 10.20 Measured
Lignin wt% (dry) 3.70 Measured


Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 25.80 Calculated

Ash Properties

Ash composition

SO3 wt% (ash) 5.24
P2O5 wt% (ash) 4.58
SiO2 wt% (ash) 3.42
Fe2O3 wt% (ash) 0.43
Al2O3 wt% (ash) 1.32
CaO wt% (ash) 30.08
MgO wt% (ash) 8.62
Na2O wt% (ash) 0.54
K2O wt% (ash) 36.38