Journal of Thermal Science

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 97–105 | Cite as

Influence of Solids Circulation Flux on Coal Gasification Process in a Pressurized High-density Circulating Fluidized Bed

  • Yawen Zhang
  • Fulin LeiEmail author
  • Yunhan Xiao


The coal gasification behaviors in the pressurized high-density circulating fluidized bed under various solids circulation fluxes were studied with the CFD method, which combines the two-fluid model and coal gasification reactions represented by the chemical percolation devolatilization and the MGAS models. The numerical method was validated with two experimental cases, and detailed distributions of gas species and temperature in the riser were illustrated to understand the gasification process. To fully understand the influence of solids circulation flux on the gasification behavior, a series of cases were simulated with the solids flux varying gradually from 260 to 1010 kg/m2s, and the composition and quality of syngas were compared between various cases. The higher heating value of syngas firstly increased and then decreased with the increase of solids flux, and it reached the highest value around 480 kg/m2s. The influence of solids flux on gasification process was further analyzed through the contours of temperature, solids concentration, and gas composition in the riser.


CFD two-fluid model gasification high-density CFB 


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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from National Science and Technology Major Project (No. 2015ZX07202-013) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 91541123).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), School of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy and Power, Institute of Engineering ThermophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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