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Three different calculation methods of deriving kinetic parameters (activation energy and preexponential factor) from dynamic TG data have been applied for the sulphate decomposition stage of the aluminum sulphate octadecahydrate. The constant rate experiments were carried out by Derivatograph and DuPont thermobalances. The three parameters estimation methods included a simple differential method, the classical Coats-Redfern and a new direct integral method. The fits of the curves obtained by these procedures were compared both graphically and numerically. It was found that the direct integral method gave the most satisfactory results. With the order type reaction models this method in each case produced the smallest residual deviation values and the best fitting curves compared to those obtained by the other two methods. The activation parameters calculated by the differential method were not acceptable at all, for the estimated curves were very far from the measured ones.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)