Correlation of laminar flame speed and lean blowoff limit with the fuel composition of gasified biomass
(English)In: Fuel, ISSN 0016-2361Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
The composition of the product gas produced from a biomass gasification process varies largely depending on several operational factors. The present study gathers the combustion information of different fuel mixtures that resemble the wide range of product gases from biomass gasification process. Two combustion parameters that are laminar flame speed, SL and lean blowoff limit, ERblowoff have been studied as functions of the content of H2 in the fuel mixture as well as the ratios of CO/H2, hydrocarbons/H2 and diluents/H2. From the plotted graphs, mathematical correlations between the parameter studied and the component of the gas mixture have been derived. The equations developed can be used to calculate the laminar flame speed and blowoff equivalent ratio for a wide range of gasified biomass. The graphs show that the H2 content and diluents/H2 ratio have the greatest influence on the laminar flame speed of the gas mixture and higher effect compared to the influence by the ratio of CO/H2 and hydrocarbons/H2. For the lean blowoff limit, the descending order of influence is the ratio of diluents/H2, H2 content and the ratio of CO/H2. While no importance on the lean blowoff limit is observed for the ratio of hydrocarbons/H2.
gasified biomass, laminar flame speed, blowoff
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120574OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-120574DiVA: diva2:615589
QS 20132013-04-112013-04-112013-04-11Bibliographically approved