CFD modelling and analysis of pulverized coal injection in blast furnace: An overview

Yansong Shen, Aibing Yu, Paul Zulli

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In order to understand the complicated phenomena of pulverized coal injection (PCI) process in blast furnace (BF), several mathematical models have been developed by the UNSW and BSR cooperation. These models are featuring from coal combustion in a pilot-scale test rig, to coal combustion in a real BF, and then to coal/coke combustion in a real BF, respectively. This paper reviews these PCI models in aspects of model developments and model applicability. The model development is firstly discussed in terms of model formulation, their new features and geometry/regions considered. The model applicability is then discussed in terms of main findings followed by the model evaluation on their advantages and limitations. It is indicated that the three PCI models are all able to describe PCI operation qualitatively. The model of coal/coke combustion in a real BF is more reliable for simulating in-furnace phenomena of PCI operation qualitatively and quantitatively. Such model gives a more reliable burnout prediction over the raceway surface, which could better represent the amount of unburnt char entering the coke bed. These models are useful for understanding the flow-thermo-chemical behaviours and then optimising the PCI operation in practice
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSteel Research International: 3rd Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking
EditorsAibing Yu, Yansong Shen
Place of PublicationWeinheim Germany
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Pages532 - 542
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1611-3683
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking 2010 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 25 Jul 201028 Jul 2010
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceAustralia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking 2010

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