CSM Seminar on Statistical Physics of Materials
"DEM-modeling of Calcium Oxide in convection geometries" by Marko Korhonen (CSM group) at Y404
In industrial paper production, numerous secondary products are also
produced. These include a sizable quantity of calcium carbonate,
which has to be thermally decomposed to
calcium oxide in an oven. To conserve energy,
the excess heat of these oxide segments is being
stored by convecting air, which is then redirected to the oven.
Improving the design of the convection geometry could increase the efficiency of this
storing process. Therefore, the Discrete Element Method (DEM)
provides a valuable tool in modeling the oxide material in
various convection geometries. The feasibility of this modeling
approach was tested in this work.