ASTM E698 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Arrhenius Kinetic Constants for Thermally Unstable Materials Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and the Flynn/Wall/Ozawa Method

    Active Standard ASTM E698 | Developed by Subcommittee: E27.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    The Arrhenius parameters combined with the general rate law and the reaction enthalpy can be used for the determination of thermal explosion hazards (1)

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the overall kinetic parameters for exothermic reactions using the Flynn/Wall/Ozawa method and differential scanning calorimetry.

    1.2 This technique is applicable to reactions whose behavior can be described by the Arrhenius equation and the general rate law.

    1.3 LimitationsThere are cases where this technique is not applicable. Limitations may be indicated by curves departing from a straight line (see 11.2) or the isothermal aging test not closely agreeing with the results predicted by the calculated kinetic values. In particular, this test method is not applicable to reactions that are partially inhibited. The technique may not work with reactions that include simultaneous or consecutive reaction steps. This test method may not apply to materials that undergo phase transitions if the reaction rate is significant at the transition temperature.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E968 Practice for Heat Flow Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1445 Terminology Relating to Hazard Potential of Chemicals

    E1860 Test Method for Elapsed Time Calibration of Thermal Analyzers

    E1970 Practice for Statistical Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.040 (Environmental testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0698-11

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