### MNL64: Inverse Problems in Quench Process Design

Kobasko, N. I.

*IQ Technologies, Inc.Intensive Technologies Ltd., AkronKyiv, Ohio*

Dobryvechir, V. V.

*IQ Technologies, Inc.Intensive Technologies Ltd., AkronKyiv, Ohio*

Pages: 20 Published: Jan 2010

**Abstract**

A necessity of solving of inverse problems occurs in many branches of industry [1,2]. In general, inverse problems can be defined as problems where the cause is determined based on known results. For example, if four streams join to form a river and four factories are putting known amounts of a pollutant into the streams, it is easy to determine the resultant level of the pollutant in the river. This is a classic *direct problem*. However, a more difficult problem is to determine how much pollutant each factory introduces into each stream by knowing a total amount of the pollutant measured downstream of the place where the streams flow into the river. This is a classical *inverse problem* [3]. Obviously, to solve this inverse problem, it is not enough to know the total resultant pollutant. It is necessary to measure the pollution in the river closer to each of the streams.

**Paper ID:** MNL12078M

**Committee/Subcommittee:** D02.01

**DOI:** 10.1520/MNL12078M

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**ISBN13:** 978-0-8031-7019-3