MILD combustion is a very attractive technology because of its intrinsic features for energy production from diluted gas deriving from bio- or thermochemical degradation of biomass. An effective use of such a technology for diluted fuel requires a thorough analysis of ignition and oxidation behavior to highlight the potential effects of the different fuel components on the basis of temperature and diluent/oxygen/fuel mixture composition. In this work, ignition and oxidation of a model gas surrogate for the gaseous fraction of biomass pyrolysis products containing C1-C2 species, CO and CO2 were experimentally and numerically studied over a wide range of temperature and overall composition in the presence of large amounts of CO2 or H2O. Experimental results showed that such species significantly alter the evolution of the ignition process in dependence on temperature range and mixture composition. Several kinetic models were tested to simulate experimental results. Significant discrepancies occur, especially in the case of steam dilution. Numerical analyses suggested that such diluents acted mainly as third body species at low temperatures, conditioning both radical production pathways and the relative weight of C1 oxidation/recombination routes, while strongly interacting with the H2/O2 high temperature branching mechanisms at high temperatures. Further analyses are mandatory to improve the predictability of the models and extend the applicability of the chemical schemes to non-standard conditions.

H2O and CO2 Dilution in MILD Combustion of Simple Hydrocarbons / Sabia, Pino; Lubrano Lavadera, Marco; Sorrentino, Giancarlo; Giudicianni, Paola; Ragucci, Raffaele; De Joannon, Mariarosaria. - In: FLOW TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION. - ISSN 1386-6184. - 96:2(2016), pp. 433-448. [10.1007/s10494-015-9667-4]

H2O and CO2 Dilution in MILD Combustion of Simple Hydrocarbons

Lubrano Lavadera, Marco;Sorrentino, Giancarlo;Giudicianni, Paola;Ragucci, Raffaele;De Joannon, Mariarosaria
2016

Abstract

MILD combustion is a very attractive technology because of its intrinsic features for energy production from diluted gas deriving from bio- or thermochemical degradation of biomass. An effective use of such a technology for diluted fuel requires a thorough analysis of ignition and oxidation behavior to highlight the potential effects of the different fuel components on the basis of temperature and diluent/oxygen/fuel mixture composition. In this work, ignition and oxidation of a model gas surrogate for the gaseous fraction of biomass pyrolysis products containing C1-C2 species, CO and CO2 were experimentally and numerically studied over a wide range of temperature and overall composition in the presence of large amounts of CO2 or H2O. Experimental results showed that such species significantly alter the evolution of the ignition process in dependence on temperature range and mixture composition. Several kinetic models were tested to simulate experimental results. Significant discrepancies occur, especially in the case of steam dilution. Numerical analyses suggested that such diluents acted mainly as third body species at low temperatures, conditioning both radical production pathways and the relative weight of C1 oxidation/recombination routes, while strongly interacting with the H2/O2 high temperature branching mechanisms at high temperatures. Further analyses are mandatory to improve the predictability of the models and extend the applicability of the chemical schemes to non-standard conditions.
2016
H2O and CO2 Dilution in MILD Combustion of Simple Hydrocarbons / Sabia, Pino; Lubrano Lavadera, Marco; Sorrentino, Giancarlo; Giudicianni, Paola; Ragucci, Raffaele; De Joannon, Mariarosaria. - In: FLOW TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION. - ISSN 1386-6184. - 96:2(2016), pp. 433-448. [10.1007/s10494-015-9667-4]
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