Authors: Jun Xie a, Wenqi Zhong a, Baosheng Jin a, Yingjuan Shao a, and Yaji Huang a
a Key Laboratory of Energy Thermal Conversion and Control of Ministry of Education, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Source: Xie, J.; Zhong, W.; Jin, B.; Shao, Y.; Huang, Y. Eulerian–Lagrangian Method for Three-Dimensional Simulation of Fluidized Bed Coal Gasification. Advanced Powder Technology 2013, 24 (1), 382–392.
Abstract: A comprehensive three-dimensional numerical model has been developed to simulate the coal gasification in a fluidized bed gasifier. The methodology is based on the multiphase particle-in-cell (MP-PIC) model, which uses an Eulerian method for fluid phase and a discrete particle method for particle phase. Dense particulate flow, mass and heat transfer, homogeneous and heterogeneous chemistry between phases and within the fluid mixture are considered. The dynamics of the particle phase is calculated by solving a transport equation for the particle distribution function (PDF) f. Particle collisions and chemical reactions are solved on a grid cell with particle properties mapped from discrete particles to the grid. Solid mass consumed or produced in reactions changes the size of particles. Simulations were carried out in a coal gasifier with a height of 2.0 m and a diameter of 0.22 m at atmosphere. The calculated product gas compositions compare well with the experimental data. The formation of flow patterns, profiles of particle species and gas compositions, distributions of reaction rates and consumption of carbon mass were investigated under different operating conditions.