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The thermal behaviour of wool, untreated and chlorinated to various extents, was investigated. The kinetic parameters of the water loss and pyrolysis processes were computed and, based on their values, the way chlorination treatment affects wool fibre is discussed. As it appears, the chlorination process affects the fibre only superficially and not its internal chemical composition, as the values of the kinetic parameters of the thermal decomposition of wool fibre do not seem to be influenced at all by the treatment.

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The kinetic parameters of dehydration were determined under non-isothermal conditions for different polystyrenedivinylbenzene sulfonic acid type cationites (DVB) and their dependence on the degree of cross-linking granulation, porosity, specific surface, content of SO3M groups (M=Li, Na, K, Rb), nature of the alkali metal in partially neutralized -SO3H groups and heating rate was investigated.

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The integral methods proposed to compute the kinetic parameters of heterogeneous reactions under non-isothermal conditions are usually worked by the help of the least squares method and the obtained correlation coefficient is taken as a criterion to choose the best integral method.

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The paper investigates the validity of steady-state approximation for the case of constant rate thermal analysis experiments. It is shown that the approximation holds for the experiments run with a controlled rate of either the decomposition of the compound, or the production of gas.

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A differential method is proposed which uses local heating rates to evaluate non-isothermal kinetic parameters. The method allows to study the influence of the deviation of the true heating rate with respect to the programmed one on the values of the kinetic parameters. For application, the kinetic parameters of the following solid-gas decomposition reaction were evaluated: [Ni(NH3)6]Br2(s)→[Ni(NH3)2]Br2(s)+4NH3(g). The results obtained revealed significant differences between the values of the non-isothermal kinetic parameters obtained by using local heating rates and those obtained by using the programmed heating rate. It was also demonstrated that the kinetic equation which makes use of the local heating rates permits a better description of the experimental (α, t) data than the kinetic equation which uses the programmed constant heating rate.

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The example of the sequence of reactions

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and the steady-state approximation are used to present a demonstration of the fact that the evolution of the reaction rates under non-isothermal conditions depends on the ratio of the activation energies and on the heating rate. At the same time, it is shown that, under isothermal conditions, the ratio of the activation energies plays no role.

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The authors continue their considerations concerning the validity of the steady-state approximation in non-isothermal kinetics. A sequence of two first-order consecutive reactions with an active intermediate was subjected to kinetic analysis by numerical solution of the corresponding differential kinetic equations for a number of particular cases. The results demonstrated that the rate of change of concentration of the active intermediate is negligibly small if the assumption made in the isothermal case is also accepted for the non-isothermal case, i.e. k 2(T(t))>> k 1(T(t)).

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