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A virtual model for non-catalytic successive gas-solid reactions

Bahador Abolpour (Department of Chemical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran)
M. Mehdi Afsahi (Department of Chemical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran)

Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

ISSN: 1573-6105

Publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Many of the industrially important processes follow a complex reaction scheme and more than one reaction takes place simultaneously for these systems. Design and scale up of these processes are important but due to the nature of the system and high numbers of the affected parameters, modeling of the complex reactions becomes correspondingly difficult. The purpose of this paper is to develop a general model, which can simplify modeling of such (or similar) complex reactions.

Design/methodology/approach

Virtual model is a generalized novel approach for modeling of these complex reactions. In this model, the complex reactions have been imagined as a simple reaction. Now, kinetic and structural parameters of this simple reaction have been obtained by fitting the model relationships with the experimental data.

Findings

In this work, the ability of the virtual model has been validated using the experimental data pertinent to the reduction of molybdenum disulfide and cuprous sulfide by hydrogen in the presence of lime.

Originality/value

Virtual model is a generalized novel approach for modeling of these complex reactions. In this model, the complex reactions have been imagined as a simple reaction.

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Citation

Abolpour, B. and Afsahi, M.M. (2017), "A virtual model for non-catalytic successive gas-solid reactions", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/MMMS-07-2016-0031

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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