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|Title: ||Improved model of an electric calciner for carbon materials|
|Authors: ||Allwright, David|
Correia, Joaquim M.C.
Zefreh, Masoud Ghaderi
|Keywords: ||electric calciner|
|Issue Date: ||13-Apr-2016|
|Publisher: ||Study Groups with Industry, Mathematics in Industry (http://www.maths-in-industry.org/)|
|Citation: ||"Improved model of an electric calciner for carbon materials", Report for the Problem presented by Teknova at the 116th European Study Group with Industry, 11st-15th April 2016, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, Durham, England|
|Abstract: ||Teknova have 2D steady-state models of the calciner but wish, in the long term, to have a 3D model that can also cover unsteady conditions, and can can model the loss of axisymmetry that someties occurs.
Teknova also wish to understand the processes happening around the tip of the upper electrode, in particular the formation of a lip on it and the the shape of the empty region below it. The Study Group proposed potential models for the degree of graphitization, and for the granular flow. Also the Study Group considered the upper electrode in detail.
The proposed model for the lip formation is by sublimation of carbon from the hottest parts of the furnace with redeposition in the region around the electrode, which may stick particles onto the electrode surface. In this model the region below the electrode would be a void, roughly a vertex-down conical cavity. The electric field near the lower rim of the electrode will then have a singularity and so the most intense heating of the charge will be around the rim. We conjecture that the reason why the lower electrode lasts so much longer than the upper is that it is not adjacent to a cavity like this, and therefore does not have a singularity in the field.|
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