Thermogravimetric analysis-mass spectrometry (TG-MS) of selected Chinese kaolinites

Frost, Ray L., Cheng, Hongfei, Yang, Jing, Liu, Qinfu , & He, Junkai (2010) Thermogravimetric analysis-mass spectrometry (TG-MS) of selected Chinese kaolinites. Thermochimica Acta, 507, pp. 106-114.

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Thermogravimetric analysis-mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to characterize eight kaolinite samples from China. The results show that the thermal decomposition occurs in three main steps (a) desorption of water below 100 °C, (b) dehydration at about 225 °C, (c) well defined dehydroxylation at around 450 °C. It is also found that decarbonization took place at 710 °C due to the decomposition of calcite impurity in kaolin. The temperature of dehydroxylation of kaolinite is found to be influenced by the degree of disorder of the kaolinite structure and the gases evolved in the decomposition process can be various because of the different amount and kinds of impurities. It is evident by the mass spectra that the interlayer carbonate from impurity of calcite and organic carbon is released as CO2 around 225, 350 and 710 °C in the kaolinite samples.

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ID Code: 33646
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Thermogravimetry; Kaolinite; Halloysite; Mass spectrometry
DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2010.05.007
ISSN: 0040-6031
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 02 Aug 2010 00:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:17

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