The hydrodynamics of fuel reactor in a chemical looping combustion (CLC) system has been analyzed by using a multiphase CFD-based model with solid-gas interactions and chemical reactions. In this paper, the fuel reactors of two CLC systems are numerically simulated independently by using hydrogen with calcium sulfide as oxygen carrier, and methane with nickel as oxygen carrier in similar conditions. Kinetic theory of granular flow has been adopted. Conservation of mass, momentum and species equations, and reaction kinetics of oxygen carriers are used for the numerical calculation. The present results obtained are in good agreement with the experimental and numerical results available in open literature. The bubble hydrodynamics in both the fuel reactors are analyzed. The salient features of bubble formation, rise and burst are prominent in hydrogen-fueled reactor as compared to methane-fueled reactor. The fuel conversion rate is found to be larger in the case of hydrogen-fueled reactor.
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Effect of Fuel and Oxygen Carriers on the Hydrodynamics of Fuel Reactor in a Chemical Looping Combustion System
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Harichandan, AB, & Shamim, T. "Effect of Fuel and Oxygen Carriers on the Hydrodynamics of Fuel Reactor in a Chemical Looping Combustion System." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Heat and Mass Transfer in Fire and Combustion; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V002T05A008. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17286
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