Solids flow patterns in large-scale circulating fluidised bed boilers: Experimental evaluation under fluid-dynamically down-scaled conditions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

This work aims at gaining novel knowledge of the mechanisms governing the solids flow pattern in the furnace of large-scale Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) boilers. A fluid-dynamically down-scaled unit resembling an existing 200-MWth CFB boiler was built and validated against full-scale data. The extensive experimental campaign showed, among others, that the presence or absence of a dense bed governs the entrainment of solids from the bottom region of the furnace, and that the back-flow of solids at the exit region is negligible at low gas velocities although it quickly becomes significant with an increase in gas velocity. Thus, it is shown that the estimation of the external solids flux by the top flux in the furnace is not generally valid.

Circulating fluidised bed

Solids entrainment

Solids flow pattern

Fluid-dynamical scaling

Dense bed


Tove Djerf

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

David Pallarès

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

Chemical Engineering Science

0009-2509 (ISSN)

Vol. 231 116309



Havs- och vattendragsteknik

Strömningsmekanik och akustik



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