Modeling of Urea Release from Coated Urea for Prediction of Coating Material Diffusivity

Trinh, Thanh and Ku Shaari, Ku Zilati and Shuib, Anis and Ismail, Lukman (2013) Modeling of Urea Release from Coated Urea for Prediction of Coating Material Diffusivity. In: The International Conference on Process Systems Engineering Asia, 25-27th June 2013, Kuala Lumpur.

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This study investigates the diffusion of urea from the surface of solid urea to environment through multilayer using finite element method (FEM). A multi-diffusion model was established to simulate the diffusion of urea through coating layer and to environment. Firstly, a comparison between analytical and numerical model was conducted to obtain accurate numerical model for the diffusion of urea. Secondly, model was applied to study the effect of diffusivity coefficient on urea releasing time. Modeling results indicated that releasing time increases as effective diffusivity coefficient decreases. Releasing time was 8.34 days with a diffusivity coefficient of 1.60 x 10-13 m2/s and 132.96 days with diffusivity coefficient of 10-14 m2/s. It demonstrated that material chosen for urea coating would have a diffusion coefficient of 1.49 x 10-14 m2/s to obtain a suitable releasing time for effective fertilization.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process System Engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:11020
Deposited By: Anis Shuib
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 07:16
Last Modified:23 Jan 2014 07:16

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