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Title: Simulating the transformation of heavy metals during coal or sewage sludge combustion

Abstract

A mathematical model (FPM) is presented to predict the transformation of heavy metals in the downstream of combustor or incinerator. The model accounts for the transformation of heavy metals through the combined effect of condensation, nucleation, coagulation, external force and thermophoresis force. The calculation of heavy metals is embodied in the post-processor appended to Fluent software. Before the simulation, velocity, temperature, PbCl{sub 2} concentration and other initial parameters are obtained by experiment. In addition, the transformation of PbCl{sub 2} is also experimentally studied. The comparison of experimental and predicted results indicate that the fine particle model (FPM) is valid for predicting the transformation of heavy metals in the downstream of incinerator or combustor.

Authors:
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  1. Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20862100
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; COMBUSTION; COAL; SEWAGE SLUDGE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METALS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; LEAD CHLORIDES; PARTICULATES

Citation Formats

Han, J., Xu, M., Yao, H., Furuuchi, M., Sakano, T., and Kim, H.J. Simulating the transformation of heavy metals during coal or sewage sludge combustion. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1080/10934520601011395.
Han, J., Xu, M., Yao, H., Furuuchi, M., Sakano, T., & Kim, H.J. Simulating the transformation of heavy metals during coal or sewage sludge combustion. United States. doi:10.1080/10934520601011395.
Han, J., Xu, M., Yao, H., Furuuchi, M., Sakano, T., and Kim, H.J. Mon . "Simulating the transformation of heavy metals during coal or sewage sludge combustion". United States. doi:10.1080/10934520601011395.
@article{osti_20862100,
title = {Simulating the transformation of heavy metals during coal or sewage sludge combustion},
author = {Han, J. and Xu, M. and Yao, H. and Furuuchi, M. and Sakano, T. and Kim, H.J.},
abstractNote = {A mathematical model (FPM) is presented to predict the transformation of heavy metals in the downstream of combustor or incinerator. The model accounts for the transformation of heavy metals through the combined effect of condensation, nucleation, coagulation, external force and thermophoresis force. The calculation of heavy metals is embodied in the post-processor appended to Fluent software. Before the simulation, velocity, temperature, PbCl{sub 2} concentration and other initial parameters are obtained by experiment. In addition, the transformation of PbCl{sub 2} is also experimentally studied. The comparison of experimental and predicted results indicate that the fine particle model (FPM) is valid for predicting the transformation of heavy metals in the downstream of incinerator or combustor.},
doi = {10.1080/10934520601011395},
journal = {Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering},
number = 2,
volume = 42,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}