Combustion and flight characteristics of non-spherical black liquor droplets

M. P. Järvinen*, A. P. Kankkunen, P. H. Miikkulainen, R. Zevenhoven

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This paper presents a study on the combustion behavior and flight characteristics of non-spherical black liquor particles by means of detailed numerical simulations, giving useful information for developing up-to-date simplified single particle combustion models for CFD. The role of particle shape when the experimental single particle combustion data is used for model validation is also discussed. The results from this paper suggest that the particle shape has a significant effect on the combustion and flight behavior of single black liquor particles. Therefore, combustion models for black liquor particles should be updated and the non-spherical shape considered in furnace simulations for cases wherein a significant fraction of non-spherical particles is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference
PublisherTAPPI Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1595100407
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference - Charleston, SC, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 200410 Jun 2004


Conference2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharleston, SC


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