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Development of an Openfoam Solver for Numerical Simulation of Carbonization of Biomasses in Rotary Kilns

Tavakkol, Salar ORCID iD icon; Zirwes, Thorsten ORCID iD icon; Denev, Jordan A.; Jamshidi, Farshid ORCID iD icon; Bockhorn, Henning


Carbonization is a key process to increase the energy density of high moisture-containing biomasses and biogenic wastes and to provide multipurpose raw chemicals for further applications. Steam-assisted carbonization is a kind of slow pyrolysis, in which wet biomass is treated continuously in superheated steam at elevated temperature and atmospheric pressure. Rotary kiln reactors due to their flexibility and easy control of operating conditions are well suited for this process. In this work, a numerical simulation tool based on an Eulerian-Langrangian approach has been developed to simulate the carbonization of biomasses in rotary kiln reactors resolved in time and space by combining existing OpenFOAM features and developing new physical models. This study demonstrates the features of this extended and validated Eulerian-Lagrangian approach for simulating dense particulate multiphase flows in large-scale rotary kiln reactors. The focus is to use the new tool to aid the design of large-scale rotary kiln reactors by performing parameter studies. The simulations of this kind of large-scale reactors require large computational resources on supercomputers. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000128493
Veröffentlicht am 18.01.2022
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS)
Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Institut für Technische Chemie (ITC)
Scientific Computing Center (SCC)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Zentrale Einrichtungen (Zentrale Einrichtungen)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000128493
Erschienen in OpenFOAM Workshop, June 22 - 25, 2020, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Veranstaltung 15th OpenFOAM Workshop (OFW 2020), Online, 22.06.2020 – 25.06.2020
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