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Numerical simulation analysis of the induced thrust on a char particle in reaction process
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  • Shengyu Zhou,
  • Zhongjie Shen,
  • Qinfeng Liang,
  • Jian-Liang Xu,
  • Zheng-Hua Dai,
  • Haifeng Liu
Shengyu Zhou
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Zhongjie Shen
East China University of Science and Technology
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Qinfeng Liang
East China University of Science and Technology
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Jian-Liang Xu
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Zheng-Hua Dai
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Haifeng Liu
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Abstract

The force exerted on particles is of great significance to the flow and reaction characteristics of particles in gasifier. In this study, the unbalanced thrust, especially its magnitude, of a single char particle induced by chemical reactions during combustion process is investigated numerically, based on the random distribution of active sites. It is revealed that the nonuniform distribution of active sites directly leads to the nonuniform release of gaseous products, which accounts for the net induced thrust of particles. The effects of active site ratio, ambient gas temperature and particle diameter on the induced thrust of reaction particle were investigated. The results show that the induced thrust on particles could be equal to the magnitude of particle gravity. The induced thrust decreases with the increase of active area and particle diameter. And it is enhanced with the increase of ambient temperature.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 Jul 2021Submitted to AIChE Journal
05 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
05 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
20 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned