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Jose Luis Rivera Armenta

National Technological Institute of Mexico

Dr. José Luis Rivera-Armenta is head of the thermal analysis, injection, and extrusion laboratory. He has been responsible for several research projects sponsored by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) and the National Technological Institute of Mexico (TecNM).


Cynthia Graciela Flores-Hernández

Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro

Dr. Flores-Hernández holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the Autonomous Mexico State University (UAEM). She is a member of the Mexican Composites Materials Association.


Calorimetry Kinetic Reactions Curing Activation Energy Arrhenius Equation Isothermal Conditions Modulated DSC Phase Transitions Glass Transitions Melting Crystallization Biopolymers Applications

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Calorimetry is a science that is based on measuring changes in state variables of a system with the aim of deriving the heat transfer associated with changes in its state attributed to physical changes, chemical reactions, or phase transitions under specific conditions. This kind of analysis is carried out in equipment such as Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), or the Modulated DSC that help to evaluate different processes related to heat flow, like phase changes, kinetic reaction, thermal stability, and other areas: absorption, biopolymer, biomedical, among other applications. DSC is a powerful technique in polymer science due allows determining thermal properties of the polymer such as glass transition (Tg), melting point (Tm), crystallization temperature (Tc), cross-linking, and decomposition temperature. M-DSC is a more sensitive technique to evaluate heat capacity, due used two simultaneous heating rates, a linear which provides similar information to regular DSC, and a sinusoidal heat that permits the simultaneous measurements of the sample's heat capacity.

This book aims at presenting the use of calorimetry for the evaluation of novel application areas, with a focus on materials in general.

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Jose Luis Rivera Armenta

National Technological Institute of Mexico

José Luis Rivera-Armenta has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Petroleum Technology and Petrochemicals, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, all from the Technological Institute of Madero City (ITCM), Mexico. Since 2003, he has been a full-time professor in postgraduate programs at ITCM and head of the thermal analysis, injection, and extrusion laboratory. He has been responsible for several research projects sponsored by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) and the National Technological Institute of Mexico (TecNM). He has advised ten Ph.D., seventeen master’s degrees, and five bachelor’s degree theses. He has published fifty-five scientific articles, five book chapters, and has edited three books and one special issue journal.

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