Characterization of oil shales by high pressure DSC

M. V. Kök, J. Sztatisz, Gy Pokol

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Pressurized differential scanning calorimeter (PDSC) has been used to obtain information on the pyrolysis and combustion characteristics of oil shales. Two distinct exothermic peaks were identified in combustion experiments known as low temperature oxidation (LTO) and high temperature oxidation (HTO) reaction regions. The pyrolysis process of all studied oil shale samples showed one exothermic effect at each total pressure studied. Kinetic data were analyzed by Roger & Morris and Arrhenius methods and the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-946
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - Balatonfured, Hung
Duration: Aug 30 1998Sep 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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