Combined thermodynamic and kinetic models for processing of materials

Pertti Koukkari, Karri Penttilä, Klaus Hack, Gunnar Eriksson

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    Computer simulation has become an everyday practice in thermodynamic and materials research. Advanced thermochemical algorithms take into account heat transfer effects and salient reaction kinetics when applied for process models. In particular, the combination of overall reaction rates with multi-component Gibbs energy minimisation provides an effective tool for simulation of industrial thermochemical processes and processing of materials. In this work the combination of reaction kinetics and heat transfer with the Gibbs energy technique was studied by using the novel program ChemSheet, which operates through Microsoft’s Excel® spreadsheets. Such processes as: CVD process model for pure silicon production; thermochemical process model for titania pigment manufacturing; vapour pressure of Mercury in amalgams (Hg-lamp manufacturing); melting behaviour of low-temperature alloys have been modelled. With the thermochemical data available simulations can be done with any thermodynamic system. The calculation can be performed as an affinity study without a particular reactor model or with a specific reactor scheme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEDP Congress 2001
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Sessions and Symposia
    EditorsPatrick R. Taylor
    PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
    ISBN (Print)978-0-87339-488-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event130th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Minerals, Metals & Materials, TMS 2001 - New Orleans, United States
    Duration: 11 Feb 200115 Feb 2001


    Conference130th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Minerals, Metals & Materials, TMS 2001
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans


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