Thermal dehydration kinetics of gypsum and borogypsum under non-isothermal conditions


Elbeyli I., Piskin S.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, cilt.12, ss.302-305, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.302-305

Özet

Thermal dehydration of gypsum and borogypsum was investigated under nonisothermal conditions in air by using simultaneous thermogravimetric-differential thermal analyzer. Nonisothermal experiments were carried out at various linear heating rates. Kinetics of dehydration in the temperature range of 373-503 K were evaluated from the DTA (differential thermal analysis)-TGA (thermogravimetric analysis) data by means of Coats-Redfern, Kissinger and Doyle Equations. Values of the activation energy and the pre-exponential factor of the dehydration were calculated. The results of thermal experiments and kinetic parameters indicated that borogypsum is similar to gypsum from dehydration mechanism point of view although it consists of boron and small amount of alkali metal oxides.