Characterization of humidity conditioning ceramics by B-value method (Part2) - Characterization of various powders in an acrylic resin container

Citation
M. Maeda et al., Characterization of humidity conditioning ceramics by B-value method (Part2) - Characterization of various powders in an acrylic resin container, J CERAM S J, 109(5), 2001, pp. 457-460
Citations number
7
Language
GIAPPONESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE CERAMIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN
ISSN journal
0914-5400 → ACNP
Volume
109
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
457 - 460
Database
ISI
SICI code
0914-5400(200105)109:5<457:COHCCB>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
The humidity conditioning ability of various ceramic powders was evaluated by the B-value method using a newly developed acrylic-resin container. The powders were filled in a container 1 cm in thickness and the opening area o f the container was evaluated as the exposed surface area of the compacted powders, The area to volume ratios (AIV, m(-1)) were fixed at 0.25, 0.5, 0. 75 and 1.0 for a desiccator with 0.0152 m(3) volume, The B-values increased with increasing of A/V but the differences of the B-values among the sampl es decreased, The B-values of the samples were classified into two groups, i.e. high-B (diatomaceous shale, sepiolite, selectively leached kaolin) and low-B groups (zeolite, charcoal, Ishikawa diatomite), The difference betwe en the samples belonging to each group was difficult to evaluated merely by their B-values, whereas it was easily distinguished by the increase of amo unt of water vapor adsorption between 60 and 70%RH of in-water vapor adsorp tion isotherms, This is interpreted by considering the ratio of the amount of water vapor in the desiccator to the absorbable water vapor in the mater ial, If the ratio is low, the humidity in the desiccator changes near the i nitial humidity range, Therefore, it is difficult that the characterization of humidity conditioning property of high performance humidity controlled material by B-value, In that case, the amount of water vapor adsorption is a good indicator of the humidity conditioning ability of high B-value mater ials.