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  • 1 College of Environment and Safety Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, Shandong, China
  • | 2 Sinopec Safety Engineering Institute, Qingdao 266071, Shandong, China
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Abstract

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) has been widely used in the industrial and food field, it is sensitive to shock, heat and friction, and causes thermal explosion incidents easily. Therefore, it is important to understand its thermal behaviors and kinetics for loss prevention and safety management. Two kinds of experimental methods (C80 calorimetry and accelerating rate calorimetry) were used to study the hazardous characteristics of BPO, and idea kinetic parameters, such as the pre-exponential factor and the activation energy were obtained. These results contribute to improve the safety in the reaction, transportation, and storage processes and help to the stability criterion of decomposition reaction of BPO.

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