Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 86, Issue 5, pp 1217–1224 | Cite as

Multicomponent separation potential. Elementary kinetic theory

  • O. E. Aleksandrov
  • V. M. Gadel’shin
Kinetic Theory of Transfer Processes

A molecular model of a multicomponent separation process has been constructed. A general expression for the multicomponent separation potential (value function) has been derived from first principles. The general expression is not tied to a concrete cascade scheme and coincides with the classical expression for the case of a binary mixture. A peculiarity of the separation process, which leads to an infinite value of the potential for pure components of the mixture, has been revealed.


multicomponent separation potential kinetic theory isotope separation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.B. N. Eltsin Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia

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