A comprehensive model for char particle conversion in environments containing O2 and CO2
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Original versionCombustion and Flame. 2015, 162 (4), 1455-1463. 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.11.015
In this work, conversion of char is studied in a simulation code that includes a simplified heterogeneous adsorption–desorption reaction mechanism for char chemical reactivity and uses GRI-Mech 3.0 as the chemical kinetic mechanism that describes the impact of homogeneous reactions. Besides sub-models for the consequences of chemical reactions, a mode of char particle conversion sub-model is included that describes how particle size and apparent density vary with mass loss as well as a radiation sub-model that describes the radiant exchange of energy between the char particle and surrounding particles and walls. The code is transient and zero dimensional in space, and designed to be used both as a stand-alone gasification/combustion code and as a sub-model for heterogeneous reactions of solid particles in a CFD code.