Kinetic Calculations for the Calcination Reaction of Limestone Modified by Alkaline Industrial Wastes
The enhancement of alkaline industrial wastes on the desulfurization performance and utilization of limestone has already been found. In order to explore the reason of this phenomenon from the kinetic point of view, two typical alkaline wastes, carbide slag with a high calcium content and Bayer process red mud with more metal impurities, were adopted to research. Kinetic behavior of calcination reaction was calculated using the isoconversional method of Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose method (a differential method) and Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method (an integral method) at four different heating rates: 10, 20, 40 and 80 K•min-1. Values calculated by these two methods are very close, and the calculated result shows that calcination rate constant of modified limestone is obviously greater than that of original limestone, under the same calcination temperature, which means that alkaline wastes are advantageous to the thermal decomposition of limestone.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
H. T. Liu et al., "Kinetic Calculations for the Calcination Reaction of Limestone Modified by Alkaline Industrial Wastes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 1175-1179, 2012