A computer model of the evaporator and its sensors

Yury Chursin, Evgeny Efremov, Alexandr Gozhimov, Oksana Kabrysheva, Daniil Barkov

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For the implementation of a closed nuclear fuel cycle it is necessary to carry out a series of experimental studies to justify the choice of technology. The operation of the radiochemical plant is impossible without high-quality automatic control systems. In the technologies of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, the method of continuous evaporation is often used for a solution conditioning. Therefore, the effective continuous technological process will depend on the operation of the evaporation equipment. Its essential difference from similar devices is a small size. In this paper, the method of mathematic simulation is applied for the investigation of one-effect evaporator with an external heating chamber. Adequacy was tested using the experimental data obtained at the laboratory evaporation unit. The results proved that the studied subject is a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) plant, nonlinear over separate control channels and not self-balancing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1440
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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