The studies were devoted to determination of the effect of gas atmosphere and its pressure on the second step of decomposition
of hydrated titanium dioxide (HTD) promoted by sulfate groups.
It has been found that thermal decomposition of HTD at temperatures above 300C consists of a number of processes such as
dehydroxylation, desulfuration, recrystallization and sintering of solid grains, photochemical processes (if the decomposition
proceeds in the presence of light) and adsorption of gas phase components (in the presence of air or SO2).
Kinetic parameters characterizing this step of decomposition have been determined for processes carried out in vacuum and
in argon or air atmospheres (at a pressure of 13.33hPa). The kinetic curves of decomposition carried out in the presence of
gases capable of being adsorbed on the surface of partly dehydrated HTD are featured by local extrema due to simultaneous
processes of decomposition and adsorption of gas components.