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Dynamic and Controlled Rate Thermal analysis of hydrozincite and smithsonite

Frost, Ray L., Hales, Matthew C., Martens, Wayde N., Vagvolgyi, Veronika, Kristof, Janos, & Horvath, Erzsebet (2008) Dynamic and Controlled Rate Thermal analysis of hydrozincite and smithsonite. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 92(3), pp. 911-916.

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Abstract

The understanding of the thermal stability of zinc carbonates and the relative stability of hydrous carbonates including hydrozincite and hydromagnesite is extremely important to the sequestration process for the removal of atmospheric CO2. The hydration-carbonation or hydration-and-carbonation reaction path in the ZnO-CO2-H2O system at ambient temperature and atmospheric CO2 is of environmental significance from the standpoint of carbon balance and the removal of green house gases from the atmosphere. The dynamic thermal analysis of hydrozincite shows a 22.1% mass loss at 247 degrees Celsius. The controlled rate thermal analysis (CRTA) pattern of hydrozincite shows dehydration at 38 degrees Celsius, some dehydroxylation at 170 degrees Celsius and dehydroxylation and decarbonation in a long isothermal step at 190 degrees Celsius.(erre meg visszaterni) The CRTA pattern of smithsonite shows a long isothermal decomposition with loss of CO2 at 226 degrees Celsius. CRTA technology offers better resolution and a more detailed interpretation of the decomposition processes of zinc carbonate minerals via approaching equilibrium conditions of decomposition through the elimination of the slow transfer of heat to the sample as a controlling parameter on the process of decomposition. The CRTA technology offers a mechanism for the study of the thermal decomposition and relative stability of minerals such as hydrozincite and smithsonite.

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ID Code: 13982
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: hydrozincite, smithsonite, thermal analysis, CRTA, thermogravimetry
DOI: 10.1007/s10973-007-8846-5
ISSN: 1572-8943
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics (030602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:49

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