A preliminary study of control parameters for open furnace mild combustion using CFD

Noor, M. M. and Wandel, Andrew P. and Yusaf, T. F. (2012) A preliminary study of control parameters for open furnace mild combustion using CFD. In: 2nd Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC 2012), 7-9 July 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Pollution regulation and demand for efficient energy have driven the combustion community to work on combustion improvement. Moderate or Intense Low oxygen Dilution (MILD) combustion is one of the best alternative new technologies for clean and efficient combustion. MILD is proven to be a promising combustion technology for industrial applications. This paper studies the design stage for an open furnace with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) captured from the flue gas. This study uses ANSYS Fluent to simulate and predict the parameters. The study started with 3D furnace with two EGR. Due to incorrect flow, modifications have been made to the EGR inlet and outlet. Finally 3D model with four EGR was developed and was successful in producing the desired flow in the EGR.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 01:50
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: MILD combustion; computational fluid dynamics; exhaust gas recirculation; turbulent; open furnace
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21664

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