Eulerian model for the condensation of pyrolysis vapors in a water condenser

Papadikis, K., Gu, S. and Bridgwater, A.V. (2011). Eulerian model for the condensation of pyrolysis vapors in a water condenser. Energy and Fuels, 25 (4), pp. 1859-1868.


The paper presents the simulation of the pyrolysis vapors condensation process using an Eulerian approach. The condensable volatiles produced by the fast pyrolysis of biomass in a 100 g/h bubbling fluidized bed reactor are condensed in a water cooled condenser. The vapors enter the condenser at 500 °C, and the water temperature is 15 °C. The properties of the vapor phase are calculated according to the mole fraction of its individual compounds. The saturated vapor pressure is calculated for the vapor mixture using a corresponding states correlation and assuming that the mixture of the condensable compounds behave as a pure fluid. Fluent 6.3 has been used as the simulation platform, while the condensation model has been incorporated to the main code using an external user defined function.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Engineering(all),Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Fuel Technology
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Published Date: 2011-03-22
Authors: Papadikis, K.
Gu, S.
Bridgwater, A.V. ( 0000-0001-7362-6205)

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