Simulation of Two-Phase Flow and Syngas Generation in Biomass Gasifier Based on Two-Fluid Model

Haochuang Wu, Chen Yang, Zonglong Zhang, Qiang Zhang
2022 Energies  
The efficient use of renewable energy is receiving more and more attention in the context of "carbon neutrality" and "carbon peaking". For a long time, biomass has been used less efficiently as a renewable energy source, but with the development of fluidized biomass gasification technology, it can play an increasing role in industrial production. A fluidized bed biomass gasifier has a strong nonstationary process due to its complex energy–mass exchange, and analysis of its complex reaction
more » ... ss and products has relied on experiments for a long time. This paper uses a Euler–Euler two-fluid model to establish a three-dimensional CFD model of the fluidized bed biomass gasifier, on which factors affecting syngas generation are analyzed. The simulation shows that increasing the initial bed temperature can effectively improve syngas production, while increasing the air equivalent is not beneficial for syngas production.
doi:10.3390/en15134800 fatcat:uc3e63kvkjdfhktew6dicvhi2m