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Table 6 Kinetic parameters of thermal decomposition of termite-chewed softwood and undigested control at a heating rate of 10°C min-1 in nitrogen atmosphere.

From: Advanced biorefinery in lower termite-effect of combined pretreatment during the chewing process

Temperature (°C) Samples E(kJ mol-1) A(s-1) R (Jmol-1K-1)
220 to 376 Control 48.99 4.09 × 104 0.9647
  Chewed 46.73 4.98 × 104 0.9861
376 to 539 Control 2.76 6.48 × 106 0.9654
  Chewed 6.02 8.68 × 106 0.9908
539 to 595 Control 35.16 7.11 × 105 0.9474
  Chewed 34.67 7.41 × 105 0.9473
  1. A: pre-exponential or frequency factor; E: activation energy; R: gas constant.