In this paper, the turbulent reacting flow in an industrial furnace is numerically simulated using the RANS equations. The two-equation standard k-ε and the eddy dissipation models are used respectively to close the turbulent closure problem and to consider the turbulence-chemistry interaction. The radiation transfer equation is solved using the discrete ordinates method (DOM). To calculate the radiation absorption coefficient in participating combustion gases, we use the spectral line-based weighted sum of grey gases (SLW) model and compare the achieved results with famous gray-based model, i.e., the weighted-sum-of-gray-gases (WSGG) model. The results of this research show that using the SLW model, the predicted heat transfer from the flame to the furnace walls is reduced due to the thermal radiation. So, the predicted temperature filed increases up to 5% near the outlet of furnace in comparison with the results of WSGG model, which is in more agreement with the experimental data. These results indicate that if one wishes to accurately predict the temperature field and the temperature sensitive quantities such as the NOx emission, one should use the spectral-based models to calculate the radiation absorption coefficient. The details are discussed in the results section.

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