Inaugural US-EU-China Thermophysics Conference-Renewable Energy 2009 (UECTC 2009 Proceedings)
2 Three-Dimensional Modelling on the Hydrodynamics of a Circulating Fluidised Bed
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The rapid depletion of oil and the environmental impact of combustion has motivated the search for clean combustion technologies. Fluidised bed combustion (FBC) technology works by suspending a fuel over a fast air inlet whilst sustaining the required temperatures. Using biomass or a mixture of coal∕biomass as the fuel, FBC provides a low-carbon combustion technology whilst operating at low temperatures. Understanding the hydrodynamic processes in fluidised beds is essential as the flow behaviours causing heat distributions and mixing determine the combustion processes. The inlet velocities and different particle sizes influence the flow behaviour significantly, particularly on the transition from bubbling...