Accession Number:

AD0702043

Title:

THE CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEM

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA OPERATIONS RESEARCH HOUSE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

It has long been known that the problem of determining the equilibrium composition of a solution of chemically reacting species could be formulated as a constrained minimum problem. Previous methods for solving the chemical equilibrium problem in this form have had much success. However, all such methods run into trouble whenever degeneracy or near-degeneracy occurs during the computational procedure. The paper shows that the constrained minimum formulation of the chemical equilibrium problem is equivalent to a generalized linear program which can in turn be replaced by a quadratic program. In these alternative forms, degeneracy is more easily accomodated than in previous methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE