versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
AVILA, Ivonete; CRNKOVIC, Paula M. e MILIOLI, Fernando E.. Thermogravimetric study of the effect of temperature and atmosphere on sulfur dioxide absorption by limestone. Quím. Nova [online]. 2006, vol.29, n.6, pp. 1244-1249. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422006000600019.
Thermogravimetry was applied to investigate the effects of temperature and atmosphere on conversion of sulfur dioxide (SO2) absorbed by limestone. Ranges of temperature and particle size were studied, typical of fluidized-bed coal combustion. Isothermal experiments were performed at different temperatures (between 750 and 950 ºC) under local atmospheric pressure (~ 697 mmHg) in dynamic atmospheres of air and nitrogen. The maximum conversion was 29% higher in nitrogen atmosphere than in air atmosphere. The optimum conversion temperature was found at 831 ºC in air atmosphere and at 894 ºC in nitrogen atmosphere.
Palavras-chave : thermogravimetry; sulfation; limestone.