Live Webinar: Thermal Analysis for Safety Evaluation of Chemical Processes - METTLER TOLEDO
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Live Webinar: Thermal Analysis for Safety Evaluation of Chemical Processes

Virtual
Seminar
Scheduled

Learn How to Investigate Hazardous Chemical Processes with Thermal Analysis

Live webinar about how thermal analysis is applied to investigate hazardous compounds and perform safety studies.
Live webinar about how thermal analysis is applied to investigate hazardous compounds and perform safety studies.

Join us for a live webinar on how thermal analysis is applied to investigate hazardous compounds and perform safety studies. We present some typical examples of samples measured by DSC and TGA.

Using thermal analysis and reaction calorimetry, thermal safety aspects of chemicals and of chemical processes can be assessed and thermal hazards can be identified at an early stage of process development. Avoiding accidents in chemical production plants leading to dangerous situations or negative impacts on the environment is paramount.

 

Webinar Overview:

  • Basic concepts of safety analysis:
    - Time to maximum rate
    - Criticality of a reaction
  • Thermal analysis and reaction calorimetry applications
  • Instrumentation and applications
    - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    - Thermogravimetry (TGA)

 

1 hour(s)
Thu Aug 25 2022 14:00 +0000 [ English ]

Thermal Analysis for Safety Assessment

In general, DSC is used if the focus is on thermal safety aspects of individual chemicals. Reaction calorimetry is used to provide safety information with respect to processing. For example, it allows us to determine the heat flows that occur during the dosing of reactants or during stirring.

The main applications for TGA have to do with evaporation, desorption and vaporization behavior, thermal stability, and the kinetics of decomposition.

Information about the products evolved during a decomposition reaction can be obtained if the TGA is combined with an evolved-gas-analysis technique such as FTIR, MS, or GC-MS. In addition, the DSC signal simultaneously recorded with some of METTLER TOLEDO's TGA instruments measures the melting point or melting range of a material.