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Title: Numerical Modeling of Reactive Multiphase Flow for FCC and Hot Gas Desulfurization Circulating Fluidized Beds

This work was carried out to understand the behavior of the solid and gas phases in a CFB riser. Only the riser is modeled as a straight pipe. A model with linear algebraic approximation to solids viscosity of the form, {musubs} = 5.34{epsisubs}, ({espisubs} is the solids volume fraction) with an appropriate boundary condition at the wall obtained by approximate momentum balance solution at the wall to acount for the solids recirculation is tested against experimental results. The work done was to predict the flow patterns in the CFB risers from available experimental data, including data from a 7.5-cm-ID CFB riser at the Illinois Institute of Technology and data from a 20.0-cm-ID CFB riser at the Particulate Solid Research, Inc., facility. This research aims at modeling the removal of hydrogen sulfide from hot coal gas using zinc oxide as the sorbent in a circulating fluidized bed and in the process indentifying the parameters that affect the performance of the sulfidation reactor. Two different gas-solid reaction models, the unreacted shrinking core (USC) and the grain model were applied to take into account chemical reaction resistances. Also two different approaches were used to affect the hydrodynamics of the process streams. The firstmore » model takes into account the effect of micro-scale particle clustering by adjusting the gas-particle drag law and the second one assumes a turbulent core with pseudo-steady state boundary condition at the wall. A comparison is made with experimental results.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. WSU Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
877149
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/45727-1
TRN: US200712%%217
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-98ER45727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Energy Research (ER)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; APPROXIMATIONS; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CIRCULATING SYSTEMS; COAL GAS; DESULFURIZATION; FLUIDIZED BEDS; HYDRODYNAMICS; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; MULTIPHASE FLOW; PARTICULATES; REMOVAL; SULFIDATION; VISCOSITY; ZINC OXIDES