Traditional Equilibrium Models Lead to Inaccurate Predictions – Dr Yousef Haseli, Central Michigan University

Jun 28, 2019engineering and tech, physical sciences, trending

Equilibrium is the cornerstone of industrial chemical processes, especially when optimising chemical production. But what if the equilibrium models that engineers use to predict product yields under different conditions were fundamentally inaccurate? Dr Yousef Haseli of Central Michigan University has found that there can often be a large discrepancy between expected and actual results, and that this is because common equilibrium models are flawed from the outset.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Criteria for chemical equilibrium with application to methane steam reforming’, from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.01.130

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