Thermal decomposition of struvite

Frost, Ray L., Weier, Matt L., & Erickson, Kristy L. (2004) Thermal decomposition of struvite. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 76(3), pp. 1025-1033.

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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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ID Code: 843
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: strunzite, phosphate, high resolution thermogravimetric analysis, hot stage Raman spectroscopy, infrared emission spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1023/B:JTAN.0000032287.08535.b3
ISSN: 1572-8943
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 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:05

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