Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Combustion
Volume 2015, Article ID 943568, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/943568
Research Article

A Reduced Order Model for the Design of Oxy-Coal Combustion Systems

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA

Received 2 July 2015; Accepted 7 October 2015

Academic Editor: Satyanarayanan R. Chakravarthy

Copyright © 2015 Steven L. Rowan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. T. Wall, Y. Liu, C. Spero et al., “An overview on oxyfuel coal combustion—state of the art research and technology development,” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 87, no. 8, pp. 1003–1016, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. G. Scheffknecht, L. Al-Makhadmeh, U. Schnell, and J. Maier, “Oxy-fuel coal combustion—a review of the current state-of-the-art,” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, vol. 5, supplement 1, pp. S16–S35, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. A. H. Al-Abbas, J. Naser, and D. Dodds, “CFD modelling of air-fired and oxy-fuel combustion of lignite in a 100 KW furnace,” Fuel, vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 1778–1795, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. M. Costa, P. Costen, and F. C. Lockwood, “Pulverized-coal and heavy-fuel-oil flames: large-scale experimental studies at imperial college, London,” Journal of the Institute of Energy, vol. 64, no. 459, pp. 64–76, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. H. Nikzat, H. Pak, T. Fuse et al., “Characteristics of pulverized coal burner using a high-oxygen partial pressure,” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 99–104, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. E. H. Chui, A. J. Majeski, M. A. Douglas, Y. Tan, and K. V. Thambimuthu, “Numerical investigation of oxy-coal combustion to evaluate burner and combustor design concepts,” Energy, vol. 29, no. 9-10, pp. 1285–1296, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. A. D. Gutierrez, S. L. Rowan, and I. B. Celik, “An integrated approach for the design of a pilot scale oxy-coal combustion reactor using CFD and chemical equilibrium software,” in Proceedings of the Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Clemson, SC, USA, October 2013.
  8. D. M. Grant, R. J. Pugmire, T. H. Fletcher, and A. R. Kerstein, “Chemical model of coal devolatilization using percolation lattice statistics,” Energy & Fuels, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 175–186, 1989. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. T. H. Fletcher, A. R. Kerstein, R. J. Pugmire, and D. M. Grant, “Chemical percolation model for devolatilization. 2. Temperature and heating rate effects on product yields,” Energy & Fuels, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 54–60, 1990. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. T. H. Fletcher, A. R. Kerstein, R. J. Pugmire, M. S. Solum, and D. M. Grant, “Chemical percolation model for devolatilization. 3. Direct use of 13C NMR data to predict effects of coal type,” Energy & Fuels, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 414–431, 1992. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. T. H. Fletcher and R. J. Pugmire, “Chemical Percolation Model for Coal Devolatilization,” 2012, http://www.et.byu.edu/~tom/cpd/cpdcodes.html.
  12. M. Zehe, Chemical Equilibrium with Applications, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2010, http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/CEAWeb/.
  13. H. K. Versteeg and W. Malalasekera, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, Pearson Education Limited, London, UK, 2nd edition, 2007.
  14. S. V. Patankar, Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Hemisphere, Washington, DC, USA, 1980.
  15. Ansys Inc, Ansys Fluent 12.0 Theory Guide, Ansys Inc, 2009.
  16. B. E. Launder and D. B. Spalding, Lectures in Mathematical Models of Turbulence, Academic Press, London, UK, 1972.
  17. B. E. Launder and D. B. Spalding, “The numerical computation of turbulent flows,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 269–289, 1974. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. Siegel, R. Menguck, and M. Howell, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla, USA, 5th edition, 2011.
  19. F. Hjertaer and B. H. Magnussen, “On the mathematical models of turbulent combustion with special emphasis on soot formation and combustion,” in Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Combustion, Combustion Institute, Cambridge, Mass, USA, August 1976.
  20. S. Badzioch and P. G. W. Hawksley, “Kinetics of thermal decomposition of pulverized coal particles,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry: Process Design and Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 521–530, 1970. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. M. M. Baum and P. J. Street, “Predicting the combustion behavior of coal particles,” Combustion Science & Technology, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 231–243, 1971. View at Google Scholar
  22. M. A. Field, “Rate of combustion of size-graded fractions of char from a low-rank coal between 1200°K and 2000°K,” Combustion and Flame, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 237–252, 1969. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. A. Gutierrez, A. Posada, and I. Celik, “CFD study of oxy coal combustion in a 100 kW down-fired furnace,” in Proceedings of the International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC '12), Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, October 2012.