reaction kinetics of rotary kiln
My questions from all of you is that rotary kiln acts as a reactor as there is reactions involve to remove the the water of crystalization like in the following reaction in care of rotary kiln for the production of alumina.
Al(OH)3.3H2O = Al2O3 +3H2O
my question is why we dont consider it while designing the rotary kiln. reaction kinetics and all other stuff which we use to design a real reactor. regards
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re reaction kinetics of rotary kiln
I guess it's a matter of the realtive amounts of energy required. The energy required for the removal of inherent moisture from the raw materials (clays) is extremely small compared to that required for the reaction;- CaCO3 --> CaO + CO2. That is why nearly 60% of the fuel energy of a cement kiln is consumed in the precalciner.