|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2017
||Phase Stability, Diffusion Kinetics, and Their Applications (PSDK-XII)
||A Dynamic Model of the Peirce-Smith Converter Process for Copper Converting
||Zhanmin Cao, Fei Meng, Zhiyu Qiao
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Peirce-Smith converter (PSC) process is the most common process used in the world for converting primary copper matte to blister copper. To optimize the operation of the converting process, a dynamic model of the operation of the Peirce-Smith Converter has been developed based on “effective equilibrium reaction zone” concept and fulfilled by the “macro processing” module in FactSage software. The model assumes that converting process was divided into various reaction zones and the chemical reactions reach equilibrium in the designated effective reaction volumes near the reaction interfaces and the effective reaction volumes of each reaction zone were determined by the history industrial data of the process conditions. By using this model, the variation of temperatures and compositions of slag, matte/blister copper and gas with the time was predicted and help the operators to determine the end points of slag-forming stage and coppermaking stage in a plant.
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