The equation for calculation of the activation energy of the diffusion of the evolved products through the matrix (E) from a single TG curve were proposed by solving Fick's laws. The solution is based on the similarly theory by utilizing
a Fourier number.
The proposed method was examined by using mass loss data for the dehydroxylation of some micas with and without FeO (muscovite
and its varieties and lepidolite) as determined from their TG curves. TheE values for the first stage of the dehydroxylation of these micas areE1,=85±10 kJ mol−1; for the final stageE2=380±40 kJ mol−1 and for the mass loss connected with fluorineEF=85±10 kJ mol−1.