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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(3): 212-215 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.105

Computational Simulation of Unsteady State Heat Transfer in Externally Heated Magnesio Thermic Reduction Reactor: An overview (CSUHEMTRR)

Harekrushna Sutar and Abanti Sahoo, Member, IACSIT

Abstract—The magnesio thermic reduction process for the production of uranium which involves reduction of uranium tetra fluoride with magnesium in a sealed reactor has been studied in the present work. The process is highly exothermic and generates very high temperature in the core region. Safe operations of the process require accurate temperature control and heating. Simulations are carried out using Anupravha a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer solver to study the temperature profiles inside the reactor including its lining. The results are studied for both preheating and reaction stage which gives an idea about the reaction temperature and molten mass inside the reactor .Thus the present study can be great help for correct design of reactor thereby preventing nuclear radiation to surroundings.

Index Terms—CFD Simulations, Magnesio thermicreduction, Magnesium fluoride, Uranium tetrafluoride.

F. A. Author, Harekrushna Sutar will be joining PhD in IIT Kanpur, Indiafrom 20th July 2011 (e-mail:
S.B. Author, Abanti Sahoo, is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, India.(E-mail:


Cite: Harekrushna Sutar and Abanti Sahoo"Computational Simulation of Unsteady State Heat Transfer in Externally Heated Magnesio Thermic Reduction Reactor: An overview (CSUHEMTRR)," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 212-215, 2011.

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