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Numerical investigation of influence of homogeneous/heterogeneous ignition/combustion mechanisms on ignition point position during pulverized coal combustion in oxygen enriched and recycled flue gases atmosphere. (English) Zbl 1209.80038
Summary: It is expected that pulverized coal combustion will continue to play a major role in electricity generation for the foreseeable future. Oxy-fuel coal combustion is actively being investigated, as alternative to conventional pulverized-coal combustion, due to its potential to easier carbon dioxide sequestration. This paper presents experimental and numerical analysis of ignition phenomena in oxy-fuel conditions. A modification of standard sequential coal combustion model is proposed. The new model is developed following the criteria for the particle ignition mechanism as the function of surrounding conditions. The implemented model was validated based on ignition point position obtained from the drop tube facility experiments in various O\(_{2}\)-N\(_{2}\) and O\(_{2}\)-CO\(_{2}\) conditions. The obtained numerical results showed a much better agreement with the experimental results when compared with the simulations performed with the default FLUENT sub-models for coal particle ignition/combustion, thus enabling a quantitative determination of pulverized coal flame ignition point position using numerical analysis.

80A25 Combustion
80-05 Experimental work for problems pertaining to classical thermodynamics
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
76M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
80M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in thermodynamics and heat transfer
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