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Study on Powder Coke Combustion and Pollution Emission Characteristics of Fluidized Bed Boilers

Key Laboratory of Low-Grade Energy Utilization Technologies and Systems, Chongqing University, Ministry of Education, Chongqing 400030, China
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030, China
Science and Technology on Reactor System Design Technology Laboratory, Nuclear Power Institute of China, Chengdu 610213, China
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Energies 2019, 12(8), 1424;
Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 6 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 13 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cleaner Combustion)
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The fluidized reactor is widely used in a number of chemical processes due to its high gas-particle contacting efficiency and excellent performance on solid mixing. An improved numerical framework based on the multiphase particle-in-cell (MP-PIC) method has been developed to simulate the processes of gas–solid flow and chemical reactions in a fluidized bed. Experiments have been carried out with a 3-MW circulating fluidized bed with a height of 24.5 m and a cross section of 1 m2. In order to obtain the relationship between pollutant discharge and operating conditions and to better guide the operation of the power plant, a series of tests and simulations were carried out. The distributions of temperature and gas concentration along the furnace from simulations achieved good accuracy compared with experimental data, indicating that this numerical framework is suitable for solving complex gas–solid flow and reactions in fluidized bed reactors. Through a series of experiments, the factors affecting the concentration of NOx and SOx emissions during the steady-state combustion of the normal temperature of powder coke were obtained, which provided some future guidance for the operation of a power plant burning the same kind of fuel. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluidized bed; powder coke; MP-PIC method; emission characteristics fluidized bed; powder coke; MP-PIC method; emission characteristics

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Yang, C.; Wu, H.; Deng, K.; He, H.; Sun, L. Study on Powder Coke Combustion and Pollution Emission Characteristics of Fluidized Bed Boilers. Energies 2019, 12, 1424.

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