Experimental and computational investigations of biomass mixing and combustion processes

Alganash, B.S., Paul, M.C. and Watson, I.A. (2011) Experimental and computational investigations of biomass mixing and combustion processes. In: 5th European Combustion Meeting, Cardiff University, 28 June - 1 July 2011,

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Biomass is considered to be a promising source of sustainable energy and consequently it is attracting more research attention. The focus of this ongoing study is on the performance of biomass combustion processes. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are planned to simulate the combustion process in various models. This is done in parallel with experimental work to understand the mixing and combustion behaviour biomass. For this purpose CFD models based on both Euler-Lagrange and Euler-Euler have been used. A new combustion chamber has been designed and fabricated to validate the theoretical models. As a first step research investigations on static combustion are currently underway. The mixing and concentration of a small fixed quantity of carbon powder has been investigated and some preliminary results are presented.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Dr Ian and Paul, Professor Manosh
Authors: Alganash, B.S., Paul, M.C., and Watson, I.A.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the author
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