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This paper describes the influences of some parameters relevant to biomass pyrolysis on the numerical solutions of the nonisothermal n th-order distributed activation energy model (DAEM) involved the Weibull distribution. Investigated parameters are the integral upper limit, the frequency factor, heating rate, the reaction order and the shape, scale and location parameters of the Weibull distribution. Those influences can be used for the determination of the kinetic parameters of the nonisothermal n th-order Weibull DAEM from thermoanalytical data of biomass pyrolysis.

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Thermal analysis on two new heterometallic sulfide clusters, [PPh4]2[WS3(CuBr)3]2 and [PPh4]2[MoS3(CuBr)3]2 (where PPh4=tetraphenyl phosphonium, =pentamethylcyclopenta- dienyl), was carried out using a simultaneous TG-DTA unit in an atmosphere of flowing nitrogen and at various heating rates. Supplemented using EDS method, their thermal behavior and properties, together with the composition of their intermediate product, were examined and discussed in connection with their distinctive molecular structure as a dianion, which provided some theoretically and practically significant information. Both clusters decomposed in a two-step mode, but without a stable new phase composed of Mo/W-Cu-S formed during their decomposition process as we expected. Based on TG-DTG data, four methods, i.e. Achar-Brindley-Sharp, Coats-Redfern, Kissinger and Flynn- Wall-Ozawa equation, were used to calculate the non-isothermal kinetic parameters and to determine the most probable mechanisms.

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The complex of [Tb2(o-MBA)6(PHEN)2] (o-MBA: o-methylbenzoate and PHEN:1,10-phenanthroline) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy. The thermal behavior of [Tb2(o-MBA)6(PHEN)2] in dynamic nitrogen atmosphere was investigated by TG-DTG techniques. The thermal decomposition process of the [Tb2(o-MBA)6(PHEN)2] occurred in three consecutive stages at Tp 294, 427 and 512C. The kinetic parameters and mechanisms of first decomposition stage from analysis of the TG-DTG curves were obtained by the Malek method.

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Kinetics of exothermal decomposition of 2-nitrophenylhydrazine (2-NPH) and 4-nitrophenylhydrazine (4-NPH) was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry. The isoconversional methods, Friedman and Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, were applied to determine the activation parameters from the common analysis of multiple curves measured at different heating rates. For the processes involving two-step reactions the multivariate non-linear regression was used. A good agreement between the experimental and the fitted data was found.

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Some peculiar properties of lithium sulfate monohydrate dehydration kinetics are investigated. Experiments were carried out under both isothermal and non-isothermal conditions on the bulk single crystals (1 cm). Under both heating modes some new data were obtained. Uncommon high dehydration process rate under isothermal conditions and linear dependence of this rate under non-isothermal ones were discovered. Experiments over the water saturated porous ceramics drying and over the water vapors transmitting through the layer of preliminary dehydrated lithium sulfate were carried out. It is attempted to explain observed phenomena considering heat- and mass-transfer conditions.

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Titanium(IV)–EDTA complex

Kinetics of thermal decomposition by non-isothermal procedures

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Luciana Guinesi, C. Ribeiro, Marisa Crespi, A. Santos, and Marisa Capela

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This work aims the evaluation of the kinetic triplets corresponding to the two successive steps of thermal decomposition of Ti(IV)–ethylenediaminetetraacetate complex. Applying the isoconversional Wall–Flynn–Ozawa method on the DSC curves, average activation energy: E=172.49.7 and 205.312.8 kJ mol–1, and pre-exponential factor: logA=16.380.84 and 18.961.21 min–1 at 95% confidence interval could be obtained, regarding the partial formation of anhydride and subsequent thermal decomposition of uncoordinated carboxylate groups, respectively. From E and logA values, Dollimore and Mlek methods could be applied suggesting PT (Prout–Tompkins) and R3 (contracting volume) as the kinetic model to the partial formation of anhydride and thermal decomposition of the carboxylate groups, respectively.

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The kinetics of dehydration and decomposition of VOSO4�2H2O, VOSO4 and VOSeO3�H2O was studied under non-isothermal heating on a derivatograph. The stages and products of the thermal decomposition were determined. It was proved that VOSO4�2H2O decomposes to V2O5 while VOSeO3�H2O − to V2O4. A number of kinetic models and calculation procedures were used to determine the values of the kinetic parameters characterizing the process. The parameters calculated were compared and analyzed. IR-spectra of the initial substances and the solid residue after decomposition are presented.

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A new method of the multiple rate iso-temperature was used to define the most probable mechanism g(α) of a reaction; the iterative iso-conversional procedure has been employed to estimate apparent activation energy E a, the pre-exponential factor A was obtained on the basis of E a and g(α). In this new method, the thermal analysis kinetics triplet of dehydration of calcium oxalate monohydrate is determined, which apparent activation energy E a is 82.83 kJ mol-1, pre-exponential factor A is 1.142105-1.235105 s-1, the most probable mechanism belongs to phase boundary reaction Rn with integral form g(α)=1-(1-α)n and differential form f(α)=n(1-α)1-(1/n), where accommodation factor n=2.40-1.40.

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An improved version of the Coats-Redfern method of evaluating non-isothermal kinetic parameters is presented. The Coats-Redfern approximation of the temperature integral is replaced by a third-degree rational approximation, which is much more accurate. The kinetic parameters are evaluated iteratively by linear regression and, besides the correlation coefficient, the F test is suggested as a supplementary statistical criterion for selecting the most probable mechanism function. For applications, both non-isothermal data obtained by theoretical simulation and experimental data taken from the literature for the non-isothermal dehydration of Mg(OH)2 have been processed.

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Steps in a minefield

Some kinetic aspects of thermal analysis

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Author: M. Brown

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This paper is a review of some of the controversial kinetic aspects of thermal analysis, starting from the ‘šesták questions’ posed in 1979 and looking at developments in some areas since that time. Aspects considered include: temperature programmes and variations, models and mechanisms, kinetic parameters, distinguishability and extent of fit of kinetic models, complementary evidence for kinetic models, the Arrhenius equation and the compensation effect. The value of the ideas of non-isothermal kinetics in chemical education is emphasized.

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