Numerical investigation towards a HiTAC condition in a 9MW heavy fuel-oil boiler

Shanglong Zhu, Bart Venneker, Dirk Roekaerts, Artur Pozarlik, Theo van der Meer

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In this study, several conditions in a 9 MW heavy fuel-oil boiler were numerically studied in order to get a better understanding of the application of HiTAC in such a boiler. Simulations were done with an Euler- Lagrange approach. The Eddy Dissipation model was used for combustion. Simulation results showed that by recycling various ratios of flue gas into the primary and secondary air, a more uniform temperature distribution can be achieved. Besides, thermal NOX can be reduced to a lower level. Radiation from soot has shown to have a considerable influence on the predicted temperature profiles. It can reduce the peak temperature by 140 K in the case with hot combustion air.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2013
Event6th European Combustion Meeting, ECM 2013 - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 25 Jun 201328 Jun 2013
Conference number: 6


Conference6th European Combustion Meeting, ECM 2013
Abbreviated titleECM
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  • IR-87645
  • METIS-298509

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