The goal is to develop a suitable temperature program for optimum product quality without trial and error. The results of the optimization can be achieved for:
- A given measurement output,
- A constant rate of output signal like RCM or RCS,
- A given conversion, partial mass and partial area,
- A constant conversion rate.
This feature allows for the simulation of data once the experimental data is described by model-free or model-based kinetics. The temperature profile can be calculated and optimized taking into account defined boundary conditions; e.g., constant conversion rate, constant signal rate, temperature range and range of heating rates.
The results depend on the chosen model-free or model-based method and its parameters. Careful kinetic analysis of the experimental data is required prior to calculating the optimization (see column at right).