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Kinetics of a thermal dechlorination and oxidation of gadolinium oxychloride (GdOCl) originating from a molten salt process was investigated under various oxygen partial pressures by using a non-isothermal thermogravimetric (TG) analysis. The results of isoconversional analysis of the TG data suggests that the dechlorination and oxidation of GdOCl follows a single step reaction and the observed activation energy was determined as 137.7�4.1 kJ mol−1. The kinetic rate equation was derived for a conversion of the GdOCl with a linear-contacting boundary reaction model. The power dependency for oxygen and the pre-exponential factor was determined as 0.306 and 1.012 s−1 Pa−0.306, respectively.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)