|نویسندگان||A. Gholami, M. H. Taghriri|
|نشریه||Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences|
|نوع مقاله||Full Paper|
|کشور محل چاپ||پاکستان|
Myristyl dimethyl amine oxide is a surface-active agent (surfactant) that has been used in recent years widely in detergent industry as the foaming agent and a viscousing agent. Although this type of surfactants are very stable, however, in some specific chemical media such as strong acid and alkaline cleaners, oxidant media containing sodium hypochlorite may not have sufficient stability. In this study, we will study the effective variables on the decomposition of mirystyl dimethyl amine oxide surfactant with trading name of "Ammonyx" and obtain the rate constant and reaction order of decomposition reaction of the surfactant in specific chemical media for each of these variables and finally the rate law of decomposition. The results of this study show that the decomposition rate of the Ammonyx surfactant to the concentration of NaOH is first-order and the rate constants at three temperatures to 4, 20 and 47 degrees of Celsius are 1.8655×10-4, 2.7548×10-4 and 4.3294×10-4 hr-1 respectively. The Ammonyx surfactants decomposition rate relative to the NaClO concentration is first-order and the rate constant in the three mentioned temperatures is 3.4682×10-4, 4.9251×10-4 and 7.2582×10-4 hr-1 respectively.