Influence of Stokes number on the particle phase distribution behaviors in a rolling circulating fluidized beds (RCFB)


The treatment of exhaust gas from large diesel engines is an important factor to affect environment. Because of its advantages in reaction efficiency and heat transfer efficiency, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) has shown great potential with regard to save energy and purify emissions from large diesel engines. This paper mainly investigated a three-dimensional modeling of the CFB, and a rolling function is applied to simulate its unsteady working conditions, which is called the rolling circulation fluidized bed (RCFB). Two-fluid model based on Euler-Euler approach is utilized to numerically simulate the gas-solid two phases flow within the RCFB. In order to give the comparable results between the present simulation and the previous experiment, the effect of Stokes number on particle phase distribution behaviors in the RCFB is investigated. By simulating the overall swing condition of the RCFB based on a dynamic grid, the effect of the swing condition on particle radial distribution uniformity in the riser is obtained. The reliability of quantitative modeling is verified based on the experimental results of the extant literature. Based on this simulation, the influence of the Stokes number on the radial distribution of particles as well as the relationship between the uniformity of the distribution and particle size is obtained.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51876175). The authors would like to express their gratitude to Mr. WeianRen for his assistance.

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Wang, P., Zhao, T., Liu, K. et al. Influence of Stokes number on the particle phase distribution behaviors in a rolling circulating fluidized beds (RCFB). J Vis (2021).

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  • Large diesel engine
  • Circulating fluidized bed
  • Euler-Euler model
  • Stokes
  • Particle distribution