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Influence of Nozzle Design on the Performance of a Partial Combustion Lance: A CFD Study

Law, Woon Phui and Jolius, Gimbun (2015) Influence of Nozzle Design on the Performance of a Partial Combustion Lance: A CFD Study. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 104. 558 - 570. ISSN 0263-8762

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This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of a partial combustion lance (PCL) aiming to evaluate the effect of nozzle design on its performance. Four turbulence models, namely, standard k-ε (SKE), realisable k-ε (RKE), renormalised (RNG) k-ε and Reynolds stress model (RSM) were used. The combustion process was modelled using the species transport model, whereas the heat transfer was calculated by considering a combined convection-radiation boundary condition. The best CFD prediction was obtained using the second-order discretisation, standard pressure, unsteady solver and RSM with a 6% deviation from the experimental data. The modified nozzle design shows increases in excess of 45% of the peak combustion temperature in the PCL. The findings from this work may be useful for design retrofits of a PCL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD; Modelling strategy; Unsteady RANS; Turbulence; Combustion; Nozzle design
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: P. M. Dr. Jolius Gimbun
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 08:36
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2019 08:08
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