Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that have specific features: long, soft, and thin fibrous crystals. All types of asbestos give rise to serious health hazards. The total production of asbestos consists of 90% of chrystotile, a few % of amosite, and minute crocidolite.
We need the fusion treatment for the disposal of asbestos waste. Therefore, it is important to collect information about thermal behaviors of asbestos. In this study, we have analyzed the thermal decomposition of asbestos by Thermo Mass Photo.
Thermo Mass Photo combines simultaneous thermal analysis with mass spectrometry. This technique is suitable for the qualitative analysis of evolved gases coincident with the STA signal.
In TG-FTIR, gases evolved by volatilization or thermal decomposition are qualitatively analyzed, which allows you to track changes in the generated amount along with the temperature change.