Numerical investigation of full scale coal combustion model of tangentially fired boiler with the effect of mill ducting

Daniela Achim, J Naser, Y S Morsi, S Pascoe

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In this paper a full scale combustion model incorporating upstream mill ducting of a large tangentially fired boiler with flue gas recirculation was examined numerically. Lagrangian particle tracking was used to determine the coal particle paths and the Eddy Dissipation Model for the analysis of the gas phase combustion. Moreover volatiles and gaseous char products, given off by the coal particles were modelled by Arrhenius single phase reactions and a transport equation was solved for each material given off by the particles. Thermal, prompt, fuel and reburn NO x models with presumed probability density functions were used to model NO x production and the discrete transfer radiation model was used to model radiation heat transfer. Generally, the findings indicated reasonable agreement with observed qualitative and quantitative data of incident heat flux on the walls. The model developed here could be used for a range of applications in furnace design and optimisation of gas emissions of coal fired boiler plants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 13
Number of pages13
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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