Use of a finite-stage transport concept for analyzing residence time distributions of continuous processes

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  • Reed S. C. Rogers,

    1. Departments of Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27650
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  • Robin P. Gardner

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    1. Departments of Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27650
    • Departments of Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27650
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Abstract

This study is concerned with the derivation and application of the finite-stage transport concept for modeling residence time distributions (RTD's) originally proposed by Adler and Hovorka (1961). This six-parameter model is shown to be more versatile and accurate than the common two-parameter tanks-in-series or axial dispersion models. Radioactive tracer results are given for a number of particulate unit processes with special emphasis on wet-discharge ball mills.

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