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Kinetic Model for Transformation from Nanosized Amorphous $TiO_2$ to Anatase

Madras, Giridhar and McCoy, Benjamin J (2007) Kinetic Model for Transformation from Nanosized Amorphous $TiO_2$ to Anatase. In: Crystal Growth and Design, 7 (2). pp. 250-253.

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We propose a kinetic model for the transformation of nanosized amorphous $TiO_2$ to anatase with associated coarsening by coalescence. Based on population balance (distribution kinetics) equations for the size distributions, the model applies a firstorder rate expression for transformation combined with Smoluchowski coalescence for the coarsening particles. Size distribution moments (number and mass of particles) lead to dynamic expressions for extent of reaction and average anatase particle diameter, which are compared with experimental data [Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 4145]. Data at different temperatures yield activation energies for coalescence and transformation rate coefficients, as well as an overall endothermic transformation energy for combined transformation and dehydration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Crystal Growth and Design
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10239

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