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Effect of dilute and dense phase operating conditions on bed-to-wall heat transfer mechanism in a circulating fluidized bed combustor. (English) Zbl 1189.76765
Summary: In the present paper investigations are conducted on bed-to-wall heat transfer to water-wall surfaces in the upper region of the riser column of a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustor under dilute and dense phase conditions. The bed-to-wall heat transfer depends on the contributions of particle convection, gas convection and radiation heat transfer components. The percentage contribution of each of these components depends on the operating conditions i.e., dilute and dense phase bed conditions and bed temperature. The variation in contribution with operating conditions is estimated using the cluster renewal mechanistic model. The present results contribute some fundamental information on the contributions of particle convection, gas convection and radiation contributions in bed-to-wall heat transfer under dilute and dense phase conditions with bed temperature. This leads to better understanding of heat transfer mechanism to water-wall surfaces in the upper region of the riser column under varying load conditions i.e., when the combustor is operated under dilute and dense phase situations. The results will further contribute to understanding of heat transfer mechanism and will aid in the efficient design of heat transfer surfaces in the CFB unit.

MSC:
76V05 Reaction effects in flows
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
80A25 Combustion
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