Three-dimensional modeling of utility boiler pulverized coal tangentially fired furnace
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This paper presents selected results of numerical simulations of processes in utility boiler pulverized coal tangentially fired dry-bottom furnace. The simulations have been performed by specially developed comprehensive mathematical model. The main features of the model are a three-dimensional geometry, k-epsilon gas turbulence model, Eulerian-Lagrangian approach, particles-to-turbulence interaction, diffusion model of particle dispersion, six-flux method for radiation modeling and pulverized coal combustion model based on the global particle kinetics and experimentally obtained kinetic parameters. Five operation regimes of 210 MW, boiler furnace burning Serbian lignites, with different grinding fineness of coal and coal quality, have been simulated. The model successfully predicts the influence of the parameters on the furnace processes and operation characteristics (like the flue gas temperature and the furnace walls radiation fluxes). The predicted flame temperature and percentage ...combustibles in bottom ash are in good agreement with the measurements. The developed model can find different applications, both in research and practice. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.