Investigation of dehydroxylation of gibbsite into boehmite by DSC analysis
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The dehydroxylation of gibbsite into boehmite was investigated by means of DSC analysis under non-isothermal conditions in the temperature range 453–673 K at heating rates from 2.5 to 20.0 K min−1. Mathematical analysis of the experimental DSC curves revealed the mechanism and kinetics of the gibbsite dehydroxylation process. The kinetic curvesα=f(t) andα=f(T) are sigmoidal in shape; their inflection points and the νm point of the curvesν=f(T) andν=f(T) are interrelated and are defined by the concept of a stationary point. The activation energy for the first stage of gibbsite dehydroxylation in the temperature range 453–673 K is 132.92±8.33–142.26±8.33 kJ mol−1.
Keywordsboehmite DSC gibbsite
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