Theoretical Thermogravimetric Analysis at Constant Heating Rates
Let the general reaction rate equation be a function h (α,T) of the conversion a and the temperature T. Then the evolution, with the heating rate ø, of a, T and the experimental rate υ can be forecasted at the maximum of the rate under peculiar conditions. For instance, if h (α,T) = k(T)(1-α)n, it can be shown that an increase of υm compels related increase of Tm and decrase of υm. Regarding am, it increases first with ø up to a value αmo and decreases thereafter.
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