Similarities between pinch analysis and classical blast furnace analysis: possible improvement by synthesis
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Green Energy Conference: IGEC-1, Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo , Dept. of Mechnical Engineering , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Pinch analysis originated at UMIST in the 1970's. It has since then been used as a method for energy analysis and optimisation of industrial systems. The blast furnace process for reducing iron oxide to molten iron is a very important process unit in the metallurgical industry. It is a counter-current shaft process with a wide temperature range and gaseous, solid and liquid phases present in different zones. Because of this the blast furnace acts as a system of different sub-processes rather than a single process. The analysis tools developed to describe the process are in some respects similar to the tools of pinch analysis. The exchange between the two fields of knowledge has yet been negligible. In this paper the methods are described and compared. Problems, possibilities and advantages with an exchange and synthesis of knowledge are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo , Dept. of Mechnical Engineering , 2005.
Research subject Energy Engineering; Process Metallurgy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37794Local ID: bebc2a20-e359-11dd-981b-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37794DiVA: diva2:1011292
International Green Energy Conference : 12/06/2005 - 16/06/2005
Godkänd; 2005; 20090116 (chrrym)2016-10-032016-10-032017-01-19Bibliographically approved