Progress of Combustion in an Oxy-fuel Circulating Fluidized-Bed Furnace: Measurements and Modeling in a 4 MWth Boiler
Journal article, 2013

Oxy-fuel combustion, which is a promising technology for the abatement of carbon dioxide emissions, can be applied in circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) power plants. In this study, the effects of operational conditions on the progress of oxy-fuel CFB combustion were investigated by means of a mathematical model for CFB oxy-fuel combustion together with experimental data from a 4 MWth oxy-fuel CFB, currently representing the largest oxy-fuel CFB combustion experiments in the literature. Modeled in-furnace profiles for carbon monoxide (CO) and oxygen (O2) were compared to the corresponding measurements, yielding a general good agreement for both air- and oxy-fuel-fired conditions. The developed model was also used to investigate the effects of varying the inlet O2 concentration over a wider range than that applied in the experiments. The experimental results show that, for an equivalent inlet O2 concentration, the peak CO concentration is higher under oxy-fuel-fired conditions than under air-fired conditions. The model result shows that a higher inlet O2 concentration generates combustion of greater intensity up through the furnace with a lower level of CO at the furnace exit.


Sadegh Seddighi

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

David Pallarès

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Fredrik Normann

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Energy & Fuels

0887-0624 (ISSN) 1520-5029 (eISSN)

Vol. 27 10 6222-6230

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Energy Engineering

Environmental Engineering

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