Institute of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Department of Physicochemistry of Solid Surface M. Curie-Skłodowska Sq. 3 20-031 Lublin Poland M. Curie-Skłodowska Sq. 3 20-031 Lublin Poland
A simple method has been adopted to obtain an important information on the heterogeneous properties of materials studied,
adsorbed liquid films and liquid-solid interactions. The method utilizes Q-TG mass loss and the first derivative Q-DTG mass
loss curves with respect to temperature and time obtained during programmed liquid thermodesorption in quasi-isothermal conditions.
The values of the adsorption capacity, total porosity of material, the value of active centers, desorption energy distribution
and mesopore-size distribution functions obtained by this method are in good agreement with those estimated on the basis of
independent methods. The theoretical and experimental results provided novel and unique data on the heterogeneity of solid
surfaces, properties of liquid adsorbed films and thermal stability of the liquid/solid interfaces.
This paper presents the more important results obtained so far in the studies the liquid/solid systems by means of the Paulik's
classical and quasi-isothermal techniques.