Differential Scanning Calorimetry Techniques: Applications in Environment, Energy & Food System Sustainability

Jillian T. Teh, Araceli M. Monsada, Angelene J. Alcain, Lynne A. Castro, and Charisse M. Mendoza

Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), 
Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL), 
DOST Compound, General Santos Ave., Bicutan, 1631 Taguig City
Corresponding Author: services@admatel.com; celi.monsada@admatel.com; ammonsada@itdi.dost.gov.ph
Presented at the 82nd PIChE National Convention


ADMATEL is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited testing laboratory that performs compositional/ surface, imaging, thermal, 3D X-ray analyses and sample preparation in support of the country’s manufacturing industries and the academe. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a highly sought-after thermal analysis technique due to its widescale application to various industries. DSC measures heat flow associated with phase transitions in materials as a function of temperature and time. The properties measured include glass transitions (Tg), melting (Tm), crystallization (Tc), phase changes, product stability, degree of curing & cure kinetics, and oxidative stability.1Common uses of DSC include investigation (ie. identification & structural assessment of materials), selection, comparison and end-use performance evaluation of materials in research, quality control and production applications.

Keywords: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), thermal analysis, glass transition (Tg), melting (Tm), crystallization (Tc), structural assessment, end-use performance evaluation of materials