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The thermal decomposition of potassium bromate in the presence of chromium(III) oxide

01 Aug 1976-Thermochimica Acta (Elsevier)-Vol. 242, Iss: 2, pp 215-221
TL;DR: In this article, thermal decomposition studies of intimate mixtures of different molar ratios of potassium nitrate and chromium(III) oxide were made by employing thermogravimetry differential thermal analysis, chemical analysis, infrared spectral measurements and X-ray powder diffraction patterns.
About: This article is published in Thermochimica Acta.The article was published on 1976-08-01. It has received 11 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Thermal decomposition & Chromium(III) oxide.
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TL;DR: In this paper, the kinetic and activation energies of thermal decomposition of KNO3 as an oxidizer in pyrotechnic compositions were studied in the presence of Fe2O3 nanoparticles as catalysts, using thermogravimetric analysis under argon atmosphere at different heating rates (10, 15, and 20 Kmin−1).
Abstract: The kinetic and activation energies of thermal decomposition of KNO3 as an oxidizer in pyrotechnic compositions were studied in the presence of Fe2O3, Mn2O3, and TiO2 nanoparticles as catalysts, using thermogravimetric analysis under argon atmosphere at different heating rates (10, 15, and 20 K min−1). The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by XRD patterns, SEM images, and BET surface area analysis. For verification of data, the activation energies for thermal decomposition of KNO3 were calculated using non-isothermal isoconversional methods of KAS, OFW, and Friedman for different conversion fraction (α) values in the range 0.1–0.9. The activation energies were 201.6–208.2, 170.0–177.9, 173.9–181.6, and 213.0–223.8 kJ mol−1, respectively, in the absence and presence of 5 mol% of Fe2O3, Mn2O3, and TiO2. The results indicated that while Fe2O3 and Mn2O3 nanoparticles have catalytic effects, TiO2 nanoparticles show inhibitory effect on the thermal decomposition of KNO3.

16 citations

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B. C. Das1, D. Patnaik1
TL;DR: In this article, structural defects were introduced into the potassium bromate (PB) lattice in the form of SO2− 4 and Cl− ions in the process of crystal growth.
Abstract: Structural defects were introduced into the potassium bromate (PB) lattice in the form of SO2− 4 and Cl− ions in the process of crystal growth. It was assumed that these doped crystals PB(Cl−) and PB(SO2− 4) are composed of a two phase system, one being the perfect PB lattice and the other distorted regions due to induced defects. Isothermal decomposition of doped and normal PB samples was carried out gasometrically between the temperature range 653–663 K. The α-t plots reveal that the process occurs through initial gas evolution, acceleratory and decay stages. It also confirmed that doping enhances the rate of the reaction, the effect being more pronounced in the case of PB(SO2− 4). The data are found to be well fitted to the Prout-Tompkins and Avrami-Erofe'ev mechanisms.

10 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) method for detecting KBrO3 adulteration in bakery ingredients and products was proposed and validated using ICCD and COD databases.
Abstract: Potassium bromate is used in the baking industry as a bread improver and is known to improve dough kneading characteristics and bread volume. However, over the years, its carcinogenic nature has been established and KBrO3 is considered a hazardous adulterant in food systems. This study aimed to develop and validate a novel powder x-ray diffraction (PXRD) method for the detection of KBrO3 adulteration in bakery ingredients and products. Different combinations of x-ray tube voltage (25–45 kV), tube current (25–45 mA), step size (0.006°–0.13°), and time per step (50–150 s) were experimented on an angle of 15°–90° at 25 °C with CuKα radiation (λ = 1.5418 A). The KBrO3 phase was identified based on the peak values of 2θ and Miller indicate (hkl) and was confirmed using ICCD and COD crystallography databases. Based on the observation, x-ray tube voltage (45 kV), current (45 mA), step size (0.006 A), and net time per step (150.450 s) were found to be the optimal diffraction conditions for the detection of KBrO3. This study demonstrates the potential of XRD as a non-destructive, rapid, and reliable method for the detection of KBrO3 in bakery products.

6 citations

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TL;DR: The large scale manufacture of sodium chromate is carried out by heating finely ground chromite ore mixed with sodium carbonate and lime in air as discussed by the authors, and the essential reaction leading to the formation of the sodium chromates is the reaction of the mixture of chromite and lime.
Abstract: The large scale manufacture of sodium chromate is carried out by heating finely ground chromite ore mixed with sodium carbonate and lime in air. The essential reaction leading to the formation of sodium chromate is $$2Cr_2 O_3 + 4 Na_2 CO_3 + 3 O_2 \xrightarrow{{\Delta {\rm H}_{R^0 } }}4Na_2 CrO_4 + CO_2 $$

6 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the catalytic effect of these metal oxides was investigated for various parameters such as combustion efficiency, burn rate, minimum fire extinguishing concentration (MEC), decomposition temperature and activation energy.
Abstract: Aerosol forming composite (AFC) is an important component of condensed aerosol-based fire extinguishing system (CAFES). As per literature no attempts have been made so far for the detailed study of AFCs. Therefore, for the insight AFCs were prepared with potassium nitrate as an oxidizer and phenol formaldehyde resin as a combustible binder. Five metal oxides, namely MnO2, Fe2O3, NiO, CuO and CeO2, (3%, w/w) were added as catalysts in AFC. The catalytic effect of these metal oxides was investigated for various parameters such as combustion efficiency, burn rate, minimum fire extinguishing concentration (MEC), decomposition temperature and activation energy. Addition of CuO, 3%, w/w increased the burn rate of AFC by 51.4% and reduced the MEC by 29.4%. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry analysis clearly indicated the reduction in decomposition temperature from 445.65 to 396.48 °C while adding CuO. Activation energies of decomposition for base AFC and AFC-CuO calculated using model-free methods of Kissinger, Ozawa–Flynn–Wall and Kissinger–Akahira–Sunose were found to be 181.12, 183.50 and 180.75 kJ/mol and 146.61, 149.98 and 163.18 kJ/mol, respectively. The functions 1−(1−α)2/3 (model F1/3: One-third order) and [1−(1−α)1/2] (model R3, F2/3: power law) were found as the most probable mechanism for the thermal decomposition of base AFC and CuO-AFC, respectively. Aerosol characterization with X-ray diffraction analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and particle counter indicated mostly 2 µm particles of potassium carbonate/bicarbonate. Total flooding and dispersion characteristics of aerosols were confirmed using pH measurements at various locations. Overall, prepared AFCs were found promising for use within CAFES.

5 citations

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