In this study, the Euler-Euler (E-E) and Euler-Lagrange (E-L) models designed for the same chemical mechanism of heterogeneous reactions were used to predict the performance of a typical sudden-expanding coal combustor. The results showed that the current E-E model underestimated the coal burnout rate because the particle temperature fluctuation on char combustion is not adequately considered. A comparison of the E-E and E-L simulations showed the underestimation of heterogeneous chemical reaction rates by the E-E model.
- Heterogeneous reactions
- Multiphase turbulent flow
- Particle temperature fluctuation