Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.3, 209-220, 2020
Model Discrimination and Parameter Identification Using the Wet Oxidation of Thiosulfate as an Example
Coke technology involves polluted wastewater, which must be treated efficiently in order not to pollute the environment and to comply with legal regulations. This requires a thorough understanding of the process. Due to the large number of possible modifications, sulfur compounds occupy a special position and, thus, knowledge of the reaction pathways and kinetics is essential for the design of apparatuses. By means of parameter estimation and model discrimination, kinetics are determined on the basis of experimental data and reaction schemes of the wet oxidation of thiosulfate are evaluated in order to describe the concentration course of all species with sufficient accuracy.