Isothermal versus non-isothermal calorimetric technique to evaluate thermokinetic parameters and thermal hazard of tert-butyl peroxy-2-ethyl hexanoate

Lung Chang Tsai, Yun Ting Tsai, Chun Ping Lin, Shang Hao Liu, Tsung-Chih Wu, Chi Min Shu

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Liquid organic peroxides have been broadly employed in the process industries such as tert-butyl peroxy-2-ethyl hexanoate (TBPO). This study investigated the thermokinetic parameters of TBPO, a typical liquid organic peroxide, by isothermal kinetic algorithms and non-isothermal kinetic algorithms with thermal activity monitor III, and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. An attempt has been made to determine the thermokinetic parameters by simulation software, such as exothermic onset temperature (T 0), maximum temperature (T max), decomposition (ΔH d), activation energy (E a), self-accelerating decomposition temperature, and isothermal time to maximum rate (TMR iso). A liquid thermal explosion model was established for a reactor containing liquid organic peroxide of interest. From experimental results, liquid organic peroxides' optimal conditions for avoiding a violent runaway reaction of storage and transportation were created.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1291-1296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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