DTA/EGA Using a Specific Detector

  • S. B. Warrington
  • P. A. Barnes


A highly sensitive, continuous-reading electrolytic hygrometer capable of measuring water concentrations in a gas stream down to ppm levels has been coupled to a Stanton-Redcroft DTA 671B Differential Thermal Analyser. The method of coupling and operating precautions are described. Integration of the EGA peaks obtained shows the combination to be capable of measuring sub-milligram quantities of evolved water to an accuracy of better than 4% Applications discussed include hydrate decomposition and degradation of plant acids used in the food industry.


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© Springer Basel AG 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Warrington
    • 1
  • P. A. Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health and Applied SciencesThe PolytechnicLeeds 1England

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