The investigation of the oxidation kinetics of phosphotungsten suboxide


Kalpakli A. O. , Yusufoglu I.

METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS PROCESSING SCIENCE, cilt.38, ss.279-285, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11663-007-9033-6
  • Dergi Adı: METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS PROCESSING SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.279-285

Özet

Dark blue colored phosphotungsten suboxide, which has the characteristics of phosphate tungsten oxide bronze, is formed during the thermal decomposition of ammonium phosphotungstate hydrate (APTH) in inert gas atmosphere. The aim of this study is to investigate the oxidation kinetics of phosphotungsten suboxide at isothermal conditions. Pellets prepared from phosphotungsten suboxide powder that were preheated at 1173 K temperature in inert gas atmosphere were used in the oxidation experiments. The sensitive measurement of weight increases was determined by the microelectronic microbalance. The oxidation reaction was carried out in the temperature range of 690 and 778 K and oxygen partial pressure range of 0.04 and 0.21 bar. The effects of gas flow rate, temperature, and oxygen partial pressure on the reaction rate were determined. The rate equation was derived by applying the "Nucleation and Growth Kinetics" model. The reaction rate was found to be of 0.94 order with respect to oxygen partial pressure, and the activation energy was 159 kJ mol(-1).