Publikationstyp: Konferenz: Sonstiges
Art der Begutachtung: Peer review (Abstract)
Titel: Towards model based re-design of the copper electro-winning process
Autor/-in: Brunner, Daniel
Boiger, Gernot Kurt
Erschienen in: International Journal of Multiphysics
Tagungsband: Multiphysics 2016
Angaben zur Konferenz: International Conference of Multiphysics, Zurich, 8-9 December 2016
Erscheinungsdatum: 2016
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: International Society of Multiphysics
ISSN: 2409-7527
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Model based development; Electro winning; Copper; Simulation; OpenFoam®; Fluiddynamics
Fachgebiet (DDC): 003: Systeme
660: Technische Chemie
Zusammenfassung: High purity copper, suitable for electrical applications, can only be obtained by electrowinning. One aspect of this process is its self-induced natural convection through density variations of the electrolyte at both anode and cathode. The eventual goal is to highlight convective effects as main copper-transport mechanisms between the copper-winning electrodes. In order to do this, first the full dynamic complexity of the process needs to be understood. Thus an OpenFoam® based 3D model of the process has been created. This finite-volume multiphysics approach, solves the laminar momentum and copper-ion species conservation equations, as well as local copper-ion conversion kinetics. It uses a Boussinesq approximation to simulate the species-momentum coupling, namely natural draft forces induced by variations of the spatial copper concentration within the fluid. The model shows good agreement with benchmark-cases of real-life electrochemical cells, found in literature. Now the software can be applied to investigate how different forced convection conditions affect the speed of the entire copper-raffination process.
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisationseinheit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:Publikationen School of Engineering

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