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“Mathematical modeling of a rotary hearth coke calciner”

Authors: Hilde C. Meisingset and Jens G. Balchen,
Affiliation: NTNU, Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Reference: 1995, Vol 16, No 4, pp. 193-212.

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Keywords: First principles modeling, distributed process, coke calcination, combustion, heat transfer

Abstract: A mathematical model of a rotary hearth coke calciner is developed. The model is based on first principles including the most important dynamic phenomena. The model is a thermodynamic model involving heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions. Fundamental mass and energy balance equations for the coke phase, the gas phase and the lining are formulated. For the gas phase, a stationary model is used. The equations are solved numerically, and simulated temperature profiles are shown in this paper.

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  title={{Mathematical modeling of a rotary hearth coke calciner}},
  author={Meisingset, Hilde C. and Balchen, Jens G.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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