This paper deals with the problem of modelling a chemical reactor for the Direct Reduction of Iron ore (DRI). Such a process is being increasingly promoted as a more viable alternative to the classic Blast Furnace for the production of iron from raw minerals. Due to the inherent complexity of the process and the reactor itself, its effective monitoring and control requires advanced mathematical models containing distributed-parameter components. While classical approaches such as Finite Element or Finite Differences are still reasonable options, for accuracy and computational efficiency reasons, an algebraic approach is proposed. A full multi-physical, albeit one-dimensional model is addressed and its accuracy is analysed.
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||4th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - Oulu, Finland|
Duration: 25 Aug 2015 → 27 Aug 2015
- Direct Reduction of Iron ore
- Steel industry