MODELING OF THE PROCESS OF PYROLYSIS OF SHALE PARTICLESG. Ya. Gerasimov UDC 662.67 Based on an analysis of experimental data on the pyrolysis of Baltic shale, a kinetic model of the process with allowance for the polydispersity of fuel particles, secondary chemical reactions, and fragmentation of the particles has been constructed. Institute of Mechanics, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1 Michurin Ave., Moscow, 117192, Russia; email: email@example.com. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 6, pp. 97-103, November-December, 2003. Original article submitted December 30, 2002; revision submitted May 20, 2003.