Numerical investigation of a straw combustion boiler – Part I: Modelling of the thermo-chemical conversion of straw
DBFZ - Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH, Torgauer Straße 116, D-04347 Leipzig, Germany
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In the framework of a European project, a straw combustion boiler in conjunction with an organic Rankine cycle is developed. One objective of the project is the enhancement of the combustion chamber by numerical methods. A comprehensive simulation of the combustion chamber is prepared, which contains the necessary submodels for the thermo-chemical conversion of straw and for the homogeneous gas phase reactions. Part I introduces the modelling approach for the thermal decomposition of the biomass inside the fuel bed, whereas part II deals with the simulation of the gas phase reactions in the freeboard.
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