Non-Arrhenius behaviour in the oxidation of two carbonaceous substrates

John Clifford Jones, S. C. Newman

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Abstract

Two carbonaceous substances-a chemically activated carbon and a bituminous coal-are found, in microcalorimeter experiments, to display a temperature dependence of reaction rate. at odds with the Arrhenius equation. Since Arrhenius behaviour is always assumed in tests for spontaneous heating of such substances, this places a question mark over the validity of such tests for at least some of the materials to which they might be routinely applied. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • carbon
  • coal
  • self-heating
  • Arrhenius parameters
  • ALTERNATIVE CRITERION
  • ACTIVATED CARBONS
  • SHIPPING SAFETY

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