Gas chromatographic analysis of degassing of aluminum and aluminum alloy powders

Ryuzo Watanabe, Sun Choi Duk, Akira Kawasaki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


Gas release behavior from aluminum and Al 7075 alloy powders during heating in argon was investigated by in-situ gas chromatography. Water vapor, hydrogen, carbon mono-oxide were detected as individual evolution spectra against heating temperature and time. The mechanisms of water and hydrogen evolutions were studied in detail for the determination of effective degassing condition. The adsorbed water and aluminum hydrate on the particle surfaces were considered to be the sources for the released water. Hydrogen peaks were formed from released gases through the reaction of aluminum and magnesium with adsorbed and hydrated water, and from liberated hydrogen that would have been excessively occluded during atomization. For the alloy powder magnesium was found to lower the hydrogen evolution temperature to enhance overall hydrogen release.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Powder Metallurgy - Proceedings of the 2006 Powder Metallurgy World Congress and Exhibition (PM 2006)
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)0878494197, 9780878494194
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Event2006 Powder Metallurgy World Congress and Exhibition, PM 2006 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Sep 242006 Sep 28

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other2006 Powder Metallurgy World Congress and Exhibition, PM 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Aluminum hydrate
  • Aluminum powder
  • Excessively occluded hydrogen
  • Gas chromatography
  • Gas release

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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