Numerical investigation of influence of air and fuel dilution for open furnace MILD combustion burner

Noor, M. M. and Wandel, Andrew P. and Yusaf, T. F. (2012) Numerical investigation of influence of air and fuel dilution for open furnace MILD combustion burner. In: Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012), 1 Sep 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Climate change and greenhouse gases (GHG) have become one of the priorities for today's intergovernmental issues. Reducing pollution and recycling the GHG are new challenges for the combustion community. The new technology Moderate or Intense Low oxygen Dilution (MILD) combustion is one of the best alternatives for high thermal efficiency and low pollution combustion. This paper discusses the modelling of MILD combustion in an open furnace using FLUENT. Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) was utilised to increase the combustion thermal efficiency by the reuse of the heat in the flue gas. The combustion chamber is enclosed to capture the flue gas for EGR. The oxygen dilution and pre-heating of the oxidiser which are vital for operating in the MILD regime can be achieved by utilising EGR. The top of the chamber will be the opening for exhaust gas release. The ratios of EGR, fuel and air inlet velocity were numerically studied for their effect on achieving MILD combustion in an open furnace. Higher dilution ratios produce lower NOx emissions and more readily achieve the MILD condition.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference. Paper no: SREC2012-MMNoor-2
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 04:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: MILD combustion; computational fluid dynamics; air and fuel dilution; exhausts gas recirculation; EGR; turbulent; open furnace
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
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: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified

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