Future advancements in clean and affordable power generation technologies from fossil fuels and biomass require a better understanding of their combustion and pollutant formation chemistry.
To prepare for these advancements, reliable reaction mechanisms are needed to improve the predictive performance of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models.
B&W has devoted a significant effort for the development of its multi-dimensional combustion model COMOSM for simulating flow patterns, temperature profiles, and species concentrations in utility and industrial applications.
COMO is a multi-dimensional computational fluid dynamics code with advanced capabilities for simulating turbulent flow, particle trajectories, heat transfer, radiation, and heterogeneous and gas-phase reactions.
Our combustion lab provides high quality and spatially-resolved measurements of particle size, velocity, temperature, species concentrations, and other key information for deriving reaction kinetic rates for implementation in COMO and model validation purposes.
Major lab-scale facilities include an entrained-flow reactor (EFR), a flat flame burner (FFB), a bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) reactor, and advanced diagnostics and intrumentation.
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