Analytical Pyrolysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408014175, 9781483192284

Analytical Pyrolysis

1st Edition

Techniques and Applications

Editors: Kent J Voorhees
eBook ISBN: 9781483192284
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th February 1984
Page Count: 496
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Analytical Pyrolysis: Techniques and Applications provides an overview of analytical pyrolysis applied to geochemistry, biology, polymers, and biomass. This book presents a survey of basic phenomena, data analysis, and instrumentation. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with an overview of mass spectrometry in developing ion sources that are applicable to materials that either have low volatility, high molecular weight, are thermally unstable or some combination of the three. This text then examines the role of thermal processes in many of the desorption methods. Other chapters consider desorption techniques, which are closely allied to analytical pyrolysis. This book discusses as well the Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis/Field Ionization Mass Spectrometry (FVP/FIMS) technique, which is based on a direct link between the pyrolysis unit and a double focusing mass spectrometer. The final chapter deals with inert atmosphere poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) thermal decomposition. This book is a valuable resource for chemists and researchers.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1. Solid State Mass Spectrometry Using a Laser Microprobe

2. Pyrolysis and Desorption Mass Spectrometry

3. Gas Phase Curie Point Pyrolysis

4. Fourier Transform Infrared Evolved Gas Analysis (FT-IR-EGA)—Another Pyrolytic Tool

5. Analytical Pyrolysis of Coal Using FT-IR

6. Numerical Techniques for Processing Pyrolysis Mass Spectra Data

7. Heat Transfer Mechanisms for Analytical Pyrolysis

8. Application of Analytical Pyrolysis Techniques to Kerogen Characterization and Fossil Fuel Exploration/Exploitation

9. Geochemical Logging

10. Pyrolysis-Collisionally Activated Dissociation Mass Spectrometry of Organic Model Compounds and Bacterial Samples

11. Potential Applications of Curie Point Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry with Emphasis on Food Science

12. Studies of the Pyrolysis Behavior of Condensed Phase Fuels with Applications to Fuel Conversion Technology

13. Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatographic Studies on the Microstructures of Stereospecific Polypropylenes

14. Practical Analytical Pyrolysis Applications for the Polymer Industry

15. Studies of Volatile Pyrolyzate, Smoke and Char Formation in Poly (Vinyl Chloride)


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