Nitric oxide yield from combustion of a low calorific gasification product gas: numerical and experimental study

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Brink A, Hupa M, Kurkela E, Suomalainen M
Publication year: 2006
Journal: Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal
Journal acronym: PROG COMPUT FLUID DY
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 4-5
Start page: 217
End page: 224
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 1468-4349


The nitrogen oxide yield in a combustor burning an ammonia rich product gas from a bubbling bed gasifier has been investigated. The measurements showed a surprisingly small effect of the excess air in the combustor on the NOx emissions. To understand the reason for this behaviour the nitrogen chemistry in the combustor has been studied using CFD combined with a detailed description of the fuel-N chemistry. With higher oxygen excess a NOx yield of 22% is calculated compared to a measured NOx yield of 21%. In the case with lower oxygen excess the corresponding numbers are 20% and 18%, respectively.


CFD modelling, fuel-nitrogen conversion, gasification gas combustion

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