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  • 1 University of Silesia Będzińska 60 41-200 Sosnowiec Poland 41-200 Sosnowiec Poland
  • 2 Technical University of Szczecin Pułaskiego 10 70-322 Szczecin Poland 70-322 Szczecin Poland
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Abstract  

The paper presents the applicability of Oxyreactive Thermal Analysis (OTA) for the investigation of different kinds of carbon matter. For comparative reasons and more precise interpretation, along with OTA some physico-chemical properties of analyzed materials were used as the methods commonly applied for the investigations. The carbon materials of both natural (anthracites, graphite and diamonds) and synthetic origin (active carbon, glass carbon, expanded graphite, soot and synthetic diamonds) were investigated. It was stated that there is close relationship between structure parameters and physico-chemical properties and the thermal reactivity within the investigated groups of carbon matters. The results show that OTA can be accepted as a good investigative way for such materials.