Simulation of imperial smelting furnace operation using a mathematical model

Kenji Matsuzaki, Fumio Tanno, Akio Fuwa

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    Abstract

    A mathematical simulation model of the Imperial Smelting Furnace operation has been developed for purpose of improving the furnace operation. The model consists of top, shaft and bottom regions. Analysis in the shaft region is based on differential heat and materials balances taking account of reaction kinetics and heat transfer rates, and those in the top and the bottom regions are based on heat and materials balances under a steady-state condition. Longitudinal distributions of process variables such as temperatures of gas, sinter and coke, gas composition and fractional conversion under a practical operating condition were calculated. With this model, the furnace performance under various operating conditions also can be shown reasonably predicted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
    EditorsF. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn, F. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn
    Pages63-77
    Number of pages15
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production - San Diego, CA
    Duration: 2003 Mar 22003 Mar 6

    Other

    OtherYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period03/3/203/3/6

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    Matsuzaki, K., Tanno, F., & Fuwa, A. (2003). Simulation of imperial smelting furnace operation using a mathematical model. In F. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H. Y. Sohn, F. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, & H. Y. Sohn (Eds.), Yazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production (Vol. 2, pp. 63-77)