Thermal Analysis Kinetics
The kinetics of thermally stimulated processes is measured routinely by thermal analysis techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Thermal analysis kinetics is of fundamental importance for process development and the optimization of chemical processes. It provides us with information about the influence of temperature, time, concentration, catalysts, and inhibitors.
In recent years, thermal analysis kinetics has made significant progress by developing computational tools for reliable kinetic analysis; this allows us to reduce the number of practical experiments to a minimum.
In this webinar, we discuss the basic principles of thermal analysis kinetics and present some interesting applications for predicting reaction behavior.
Kinetic methods are of fundamental importance for process development and the optimization of chemical processes. They provide us with information about the influence of temperature, time, concentration, catalysts, inhibitors, and other parameters on reactions.
Kinetic methods are practical for calculating the conversion of a starting material into a final product. This so-called global reaction describes how fast the overall reaction occurs.
Simulate reaction behavior
We can use mathematical models to simulate reaction behavior. This allows us to reduce the number of practical experiments to a minimum and provides us with valuable information about safety, scale-up, and stability.
Predicting reaction behavior
The most important application of kinetic methods in thermal analysis is to predict reaction behavior under conditions where measurements are difficult to perform or where the reaction times are very short or very long.
In brief, this webinar discusses various kinetic methods and why they are so attractive. It begins with an overview of kinetic theory and shows you how we can obtain suitable experimental data from differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. Finally, several applications that demonstrate how we can use the results to predict reaction behavior are presented. Some of the examples also illustrate how to check predictions.