Accession Number:

AD0706019

Title:

DEGENERACY IN IDEAL CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA OPERATIONS RESEARCH HOUSE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

A single- or multi-phase chemical equilibrium problem may be though of as the problem of minimizing a particular nonlinear function the free energy of composition subject to the conditions that the composition vector be nonnegative and satisfy a system of linear equations the mass-balance laws. It was pointed out in a previous paper AD-706 018 that the free energy is convex and homogeneous of degree one, but that as a variable approaches zero, the free energy may behave badly. In this paper, the phase chemical equilibrium problem refers only to a problem with a particular mathematical form. Problems of this form arise in many situations that are not classically denoted chemical equilibrium problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE