Thermal decomposition of struvite
Struvite (NH4MgPO4.6H2O) is a mineral often found in urinary tracts and kidneys. Thermal decomposition using slow low heating shows that the 'kidney' stone can be decomposed at temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius. At this temperature both ammonia and water are evolved. If more rapid heating is employed the decomposition occurs at around 80 degrees Celsius. The implication of this work rests with the use of low slow heat for the decomposition of the kidney stones.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||strunzite, phosphate, high resolution thermogravimetric analysis, hot stage Raman spectroscopy, infrared emission spectroscopy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||The original publication is available at SpringerLink.|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:05|
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