Investigating the radiative heat flux in small and large scale oxy-coal furnaces for CFD model development and system scale up

Project overview

Oxy-fuel (coal or biomass) combustion significantly changes the heat transfer properties of power plant furnaces. Thus future power plants using oxy-fuel technology will rely greatly on computational modelling. This project aims to collect combustion and heat transfer data from both small and large scale furnaces and to validate the computational model in order to make it ready for future technology scale up.

Specific objectives are:

  • Take measurements at the 250 kW oxy-coal furnace at PACT national facilities in Sheffield, including combustion and heat transfer data.
  • Take measurements at a 35 MW oxy-coal furnace in China.
  • Validate CFD models developed and investigate the combustion and heat transfers properties in both large and small furnaces.

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