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Thermal Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323901918

Thermal Analysis

1st Edition

From Introductory Fundamentals to Advanced Applications

Authors: El-Zeiny Ebeid Mohamed Zakaria
Paperback ISBN: 9780323901918
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 322
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Thermal Analysis: From Introductory Fundamentals to Advanced Applications presents an easy-to-understand introduction to Thermal Analysis (TA) principles alongside in-depth coverage of the wide variety of techniques currently in use across several industries. It covers differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), temperature modulated DSC (TMDSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetry (TG) or thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), differential photo-calorimetry (DPC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermodilatometry (TD), dielectric thermal analysis (DEA), thermally-stimulated current (TSC), emanation thermal analysis (ETA), thermoluminescence (TL), fast scanning calorimetry (FSC), and microcalorimetry.

Chapters define the various TA techniques, report the Temperature-Modulated DSC (TMDSC) method and its applications, especially its use for studying the thermodynamic properties of polymers and pharmaceuticals, focus on the potential of TA in materials science with applications in chemistry and engineering, demonstrate, in detail, the various applications of TA in food, electronic industries, solid-state reactions, chemistry of polymers and large directing agents, kinetic studies, demonstrate the crystal structure and phase changes occurring upon heating by TA, and the potential of TA in recycling and waste management.

Key Features

  • Gives a solid introduction to the scientific principles of TA for those who are new to these techniques or need a deeper understanding
  • Illustrates concepts with more than 100 schematic and analysis curves, several flow charts, process diagrams and photographs
  • Contains chapters that cover the user of TA in materials science and crystal structures


Researchers using Thermal Analysis in materials design, chemical engineering, food quality, chemicals, electronics, industrial chemistry, and waste management and recycling. Upper undergraduate and graduate students and educators in chemistry, physics, physical science, and materials science

Table of Contents

Chapter I: State-of-the-Art and Definitions of Various Thermal Analysis Techniques
Instrumentation of DSC and DTA
Differential photo-calorimetry (DPC)
Pressure differential scanning calorimetry (PDSC)
Low temperature type DSC
General thermodynamic relationships
Thermogravimetry (TG) or thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
Thermomechanical analysis (TMA)
Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
Dielectric thermal analysis (DEA)
Thermally- stimulated current (TSC)
Emanation thermal analysis (ETA)
Thermoluminescence (TL)
Fast scanning calorimetry (FSC)
Laser flash method thermal constant measuring LF/TCM
Moisture evolution analyzers (MEA)
Thermal analysis data processing system

Chapter 2: Temperature-Modulated DSC (TMDSC)
Production of nanostructured metal oxides
Estimation of carbon content
Production of metal carbides and metals and alloys nanoparticles
Production of metal sulfides, selenides and phosphides
TGA in sol-gel science
Estimation of metal’s molar mass
Estimating oxygen content in metal oxides

Chapter 3: Thermal Analysis in Materials Science
Production of nanostructured metal oxides
Estimation of carbon content
Production of metal carbides and metals and alloys nanoparticles
Production of metal sulfides, selenides and phosphides
TGA in sol-gel science
Estimation of metal’s molar mass
Estimating oxygen content in metal oxides

Chapter 4: Applications of TA
TA in food industry
TA of soap and detergents
TA in electronics industry
Polymer crystallinity
Polymer blends
TA in fossil fuel research
TA in clays
TA in cement industry
TA in explosives
TA in testing the loading efficiencies of drugs
TA in solid state reaction kinetics

Chapter 5: Thermal Analysis in Studying the Phase Problem
Crystal structure transformation
Topotactic thermal conversion
Constructing phase diagrams using TA techniques
Thermoelectric materials
Phase transformations in organic compounds and drugs

Chapter 6: Thermal Analysis in Recycling and Waste Management
Identity of the mixed recycled plastics using DSC
TGA in the transformation processes of waste rubber and plastic products for energy carriers
TGA characteristics and kinetics of scrap tyre- biomass co-pyrolysis
Capture of organic iodides from nuclear waste
Chalcogenide aerogels as sorbents for radioactive iodine
Sandia Octahedral Molecular Sieves (SOMS) and their related perovskites in nuclear waste management
Study of nuclear graphite using TGA
Thermal oxidation of nuclear graphite
Thermal characteristics of spent activated carbon (SAC) generated from air cleaning units
Cold-cap reactions in vitrification of nuclear waste glass
TA in vitrification of radioactive spent ion exchange resins (SIER) in borosilicate glass
TA in electronics waste recycling


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About the Authors

El-Zeiny Ebeid

El-Zeiny M. Ebeid is a Professor of Physical Chemistry, Tanta University, Egypt. He received his PhD under joint supervision between Tanta University and UCW, UK in 1980. He was a Visitor to the University of Kent at Canterbury and Kon-stanz Universities. He won the Egyptian National Academy of Science Award. He co-authored several published books including the book Photophysical and Laser-Based Techniques in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, Book Surge Publisher (2006), USA. He is a Member of the American Nano Society. He has more than 80 publications in international scientific Journals. His areas of interest are in the fields of laser chemistry, solid state chemistry, and nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt

Mohamed Zakaria

Mohamed B. Zakaria is a Lecturer of Physical Chemistry, Tanta University, Egypt. He received his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Physical Chemistry from Tanta University and his PhD (2016) in Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He did his postdoctoral research at National Institute for Materials Science as a JSPS Fellow from 2016-2018. He is a research Fellow of National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan; and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia. Mohamed was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship in March 2020 at Ruhr University Bochum and Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Bochum, Germany. He’s received many awards including IAAM Young Scientist Prestigious Medal (2018) and IAAM Lecture Award (2020), best posters award of Energy & Environmental Science and APL Materials journals (2015). He has published 50 articles in the fields of Nanostructured Materials Engineering for Energy Storage and Conversion, Catalysis & Electronics

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Physical Chemistry and Researcher, International Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitechtonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

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