Modeling of chemical reactions in afterburning for the reduction of N2O
Journal article, 1996

Afterburning involves burning a secondary fuel in the flue gases from a fluidized bed combustor to raise the temperature, and thereby decrease the emission of N2O. Tests in a 12-MW circulating fluidized bed boiler used the cyclone as an afterburning combustor. The results from these tests are analyzed by chemical kinetic calculations with homogeneous hydrocarbon and nitrogen chemistry. Furthermore, a study is made of the influence on the calculation of particles in the flue gases. The deviation between calculated and measured data is small at high temperatures, but increases at the lower temperatures investigated. The influence of particles is predicted to be small under conditions prevailing in the cyclone.


Fluidized bed combustion




Lennart Gustavsson

Department of Energy Conversion

Peter Glarborg

Bo G Leckner

Department of Energy Conversion

Combustion and Flame

0010-2180 (ISSN)

Vol. 106 3 345-358

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Energy Engineering

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Chalmers Power Central

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