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Kinetics and safety analysis of sulfide mineral self-heating: Part 1. Effect of mineralogy


Iliyas, A and Hawboldt, K and Khan, F, Kinetics and safety analysis of sulfide mineral self-heating: Part 1. Effect of mineralogy, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 106, (1) pp. 53-61. ISSN 1388-6150 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10973-011-1621-7


Thermal methods of analysis such as DSC and TGA provide a powerful methodology for the study of solid reactions. This paper proposes an improved thermal analysis methodology for thermal stability and safety investigation of complex solid-state reactions. The proposed methodology is based on differential iso-conversional approach and involves peak separation and individual peak analysis for kinetic analysis and safety prediction. The proposed thermal analysis method was coupled with Mineral Libration Analysis (MLA) to investigate self-heating of sulfide mineral ores. The influence of sample's mineralogy on thermal degradation was examined and discussed. The information gained from the advanced kinetic analysis of DSC/TGA measurements were up-scaled for TMR and SADT determination. The described thermal analysis method provides not only an understanding of sulfide mineral self-heating, but also aids the design of effective mitigation measures for their adverse environmental and safety effects. © 2011 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:DSC; Kinetics; TGA; Thermal analysis; Thermal safety; TMR; DSC; DSC and TGA; Kinetic analysis; Mitigation measures; Peak analysis; Peak separations; Safety analysis; Safety investigation; Safety prediction; Self-heating; Solid reactions; TGA; TMR
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94466
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-09
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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