Luis A Pérez-Maqueda

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The present study examined the effect of sonication on the particle size and structure of a well-crystallized (KGa-1) kaolinite from Georgia. Sonication produced an important delamination effect as well as a reduction of the other particle-size dimensions. The experiments, carried out under different experimental conditions, showed that particle-size(More)
The kinetic analysis of complex solid-state reactions that involve simultaneous overlapping processes is challenging. A method that involves the deconvolution of the individual processes from the overall differential kinetic curves obtained under linear heating rate conditions, followed by the kinetic analysis of the discrete processes using combined(More)
In this paper, the f(alpha) conversion functions for random scission mechanisms have been proposed to allow for the construction of generalized master plots suitable for these kinds of mechanisms. The master plots have been validated by their application to simulated data and to the thermal degradation of poly(butylene terephthalate), polyethylene, and(More)
One of the major drawbacks that hinder the industrial competitiveness of the calcium looping (CaL) process for CO2 capture is the high temperature (∼930-950 °C) needed in practice to attain full calcination of limestone in a high CO2 partial pressure environment for short residence times as required. In this work, the multicycle CO2 capture performance of(More)
In this paper we show the performance of a new CO(2) sorbent consisting of a dry physical mixture of a Ca-based sorbent and a SiO(2) nanostructured powder. Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) performed at conditions close to the Ca-looping process demonstrate that the rate of CO(2) capture by the mixture is enhanced during the fast carbonation stage of(More)
BACKGROUND This paper provides some clarifications regarding the use of model-fitting methods of kinetic analysis for estimating the activation energy of a process, in response to some results recently published in Chemistry Central journal. FINDINGS The model fitting methods of Arrhenius and Savata are used to determine the activation energy of a single(More)
Thermal decomposition of dolomite in the presence of CO2 in a calcination environment is investigated by means of in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The in situ XRD results suggest that dolomite decomposes directly at a temperature around 700 °C into MgO and CaO. Immediate carbonation of nascent CaO crystals leads to the(More)
This paper reports on the effect of sonication on two mica samples. The materials have been investigated in terms of structure modifications, particle size and morphology, specific surface area and thermogravimetric behaviour. The effect of the mica structure, namely density and distribution of cations over the octahedral sites, on the sonicated products is(More)
In this paper, the decomposition reaction models and thermal hazard properties of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazinane (RDX) and its PBXs bonded by Formex P1, Semtex 1A, C4, Viton A and Fluorel polymer matrices have been investigated based on isoconversional and combined kinetic analysis methods. The established kinetic triplets are used to predict the constant(More)
We analyze the role of limestone crystallinity on its CO2 capture performance when subjected to carbonation/calcination cycles at conditions mimicking the Ca-looping (CaL) technology for postcombustion CO2 capture. The behavior of raw and pretreated limestones (milled and thermally annealed) is investigated by means of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) tests(More)