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Biomass Fuel and Combustion Conditions Selection in a Fixed Bed Combustor
AbstractThe biomass market has experienced an increase in development, leading to research and development efforts that are focused on determining optimal biofuel combustion conditions. Biomass combustion is a complex process that involves divergent parameters and thus requires the use of advanced analysis methods. This study proposes combining grey relational analysis (GRA) and error propagation theory (EPT) to select a biofuel and its optimal combustion conditions. This research will study three biofuels that are currently used in a region of South Europe (Spain), and the most important variables that affect combustion are the ignition front propagation speed and the highest temperature that is reached at the fixed bed combustor. The results demonstrate that a combination of both theories for the analysis of solid-state thermochemical phenomena enables a fast and simple way of choosing the best configuration for each fuel.
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Arce, M.E.; Saavedra, Á.; Míguez, J.L.; Granada, E.; Cacabelos, A. Biomass Fuel and Combustion Conditions Selection in a Fixed Bed Combustor. Energies 2013, 6, 5973-5989.View more citation formats
Arce ME, Saavedra Á, Míguez JL, Granada E, Cacabelos A. Biomass Fuel and Combustion Conditions Selection in a Fixed Bed Combustor. Energies. 2013; 6(11):5973-5989.Chicago/Turabian Style
Arce, María E.; Saavedra, Ángeles; Míguez, José L.; Granada, Enrique; Cacabelos, Antón. 2013. "Biomass Fuel and Combustion Conditions Selection in a Fixed Bed Combustor." Energies 6, no. 11: 5973-5989.