CFD investigation of deposition in a heat recovery boiler: Part II - Deposit growth modelling

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Li BZ, Brink A, Hupa M
Publication year: 2009
Journal: Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal
Journal acronym: PROG COMPUT FLUID DY
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 8
Start page: 453
End page: 459
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1468-4349


In the copper flash smelting process, deposition of dust particles can diminish the capacity of the heat recovery boiler. A deposit growth model was developed and implemented in a commercial CFD code to simulate deposition in a heat recovery boiler. In the model, a force balance of the particle landing on the wall is used as the deposition criterion. The thickness increase of the deposit layer is calculated from the mass flow of sticking particles. Simulations arc used to demonstrate the applicability of the model. They also help in providing insight into the process.


CFD, computational fluid dynamics, deposition, flash smelting process, heat recovery boiler

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