Mathematical modeling of accessory element distribution in metallurgical processes--computerization of a lead smelter plant.
Lucas MA; Flynn CM Jr.; Carnahan TG
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8768, 1983 Apr; :1-46
The Bureau of Mines has developed a computerized mathematical model to predict the distribution of accessory elements throughout a metallurgical process. The model can be used to determine process conditions that effect better accessory element control consistent with continued high primary metal recovery. The model presented is specific for determining the bismuth distribution in lead smelting but can be adapted to most extractive metallurgical processes. Thermodynamic, kinetic, and process parameters form the base for the model. Its logic and structure are described in detail.
Computerized-simulation; Trace-elements; Lead-metal; Smelters; Mathematical-models; Distribution-property; Smelting; Process-control; Bismuth; Computer-programs; Process-variables
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8768