Numerical Analysis of Pulverised Coal Fired Boiler with Different Burner Geometries
B. Gurel, O. Ipek and M. Kan
Mechanical Engineering, Isparta, Turkey
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Pulverized coal combustion is extensively used in utility boilers, industrial boilers, furnaces, kilns, and other energy conversion: appliances. The effective utilization of pulverized coal is the main problem in study of combustion processes, particularly in burning low-grade coal. It is well known that the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx) during coal combustion is a main environmental problem. In this study, three different pulverised coal burner geometries for a pulverised coal fired boiler have been studied by numerical analysis. GLI-Tunçbilek coal was used as fuel. Three-dimensional numerical analysis was carried out using Ansys Fluent code. Realizable K-ε turbulence method, single rate devolatilization method, multiple char combustion method and second-order upwind discretization method were used during calculations. Coal particle diameter and coal mass flow rate were assumed to be 70 μm and 378 kg/h respectively.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-43
PACS numbers: 44.15.+a