The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #6/2005

Optimal experimental protocol for identification of dissolution and kinetics parameters in the presence of fast reaction

Heikki Haario
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Lappeenranta, Finland

Leonid Kalachev
University of Montana
Missoula, MT, USA


Esko Tirronen
Kemira Oyj
Espoo, Finland


To model the reactive solid phase contribution, knowledge of the solubility and mass transfer should be extracted from empirical measurements. Often unknown factors may complicate the interpretation of the data. In this paper we consider an example and present a practical procedure that allows one to avoid the difficulties. A simplified model is derived for the mass transfer and kinetics. This model provides a straightforward way for estimation of the parameters of interest.

Keywords: Parameter estimation, mass transfer and kinetics, asymptotic methods

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