The kinetics of thermal decomposition
under non-isothermal conditions was studied. The TG/DTG curves were obtained
at five heating rates: 5, 7, 10, 12 and 20 K min–1.
The kinetic analysis was performed by means of three methods: Friedman,
Budrugeac–Segal and NPK by Sempere and Nomen. An important dependence
of the activation energy vs. the conversion
degree was observed and also a compensation effect. The decomposition consists
of water loss and is due to the elimination of crystallization water and an
intermolecular condensation, respectively.