Operating parameters are considered important for the biogas combustion process and the resulted flame features. The paper investigated the influence of typical parameters through numerical simulation, which include the dimension of combustor, fuel and air mass flow, and secondary air supply. The results from the simulations show that the biogas combustion behaves, to some extent, similarly to the methane combustion, yet significant differences exist between their flames. The combustion process is fairly sensitive to the geometrical and operational parameters. Biogas flame temperature is even lower compared to the methane flame temperature because biogas contains CO2 resulting in low heating value, therefore it is not straightforward to obtain stable combustion. Preheated secondary air or reduced its mass flow may have to be used in this case.

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