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Characterization of Physical and Thermal Properties of Biofield Treated Neopentyl Glycol
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry: Open Access (2015)
  • Dahryn Trivedi
Abstract

Neopentyl glycol (NPG) has been extensively used as solid-solid phase change materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage applications. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of biofield treatment on physical, spectral and thermal properties of NPG. The study was performed in two groups (control and treated). The control group remained as untreated, and treatment group was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment. The control and treated NPG were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. XRD study revealed the decrease in crystallite size of treated NPG by 21.97% as compared to control sample. DSC studies showed slight change in melting temperature of treated NPG as compared to control sample. TGA analysis showed 55.66% weight loss in control NPG however, the treated sample showed reduction in weight loss (44.81%). Additionally, the maximum thermal decomposition temperature (Tmax) of treated NPG (160.40°C) was minimally increased with respect to control sample (159.72°C). This can be inferred as good thermal stability of biofield treated NPG with respect to control. FT-IR spectroscopy showed no structural changes in treated NPG with respect to control sample. The overall results showed that biofield treatment has affected the physical and thermal properties of treated NPG. Moreover, good thermal stability of treated NPG showed that it could be used as phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications.
Keywords
  • Trivedi Effect,
  • The Trivedi Effect,
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi,
  • Mahendra Trivedi,
  • Biofield,
  • Biofield Treatment,
  • Beef Extract Powder,
  • Meat Infusion Powder,
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,
  • X-Ray Diffraction,
  • Particle Size Analysis,
  • Surface Area Analysis,
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry,
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis,
  • Triglycerides,
  • FT-IR Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer,
  • Usa),
  • Chnso Analyzer,
  • Phillips Holland Pw 1710 X-Ray Diffractometer System,
  • Surface Area Analyzer,
  • Smart Sorb 90 Bet,
  • Pyris-6 Perkin Elmer DSC,
  • Metller Toledo Simultaneous TGA,
  • Physicochemical Properties of Bep,
  • Physicochemical Properties of Mip,
  • Food Quality of Beef Extract,
  • Food Quality of Meat Infusion Powder
Publication Date
September 21, 2015
DOI
10.1012/paco.1000101
Citation Information
Trivedi MK, Tallapragada RM, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, et al (2015) Characterization of Physical and Thermal Properties of Biofield Treated Neopentyl Glycol. Pharm Anal Chem Open Access 1:101. doi: 10.1012/paco.1000101
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