In this research work pyrolysis characteristics of 1-propyronitrile imidazolium trifluoroacetate was studied using non-isothermal thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Pyrolysis experiments were conducted in inert condition at three heating rates; 10, 20, and 30°C/min. The value of activation energy (Ea) and pre-exponential factor (A) were calculated by Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) methods were 173.18 KJ/mol and 5.40×1016 s -1, while, the Ea and A calculated from Flyyn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO) and Starink methods were 172.48 KJ/mol and 173.44 KJ/mol, and 4.53×1016 s-1 and5.77×1016 s-1, respectively. The results presented that the values of kinetics parameters calculated by these three methods are in close agreement with each other.
Khan, A. S., Man, Z., Bustam, M. A., Kait, C. F., Ullah, Z., Sarwono, A., & Wilfred, C. D. (2016). Pyrolysis Kinetics of 1-Propyronitrile Imidazolium Trifluoroacetate Ionic Liquid Using Thermogravimetric Analysis. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 148, pp. 1332–1339). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.575