Numerical analysis of effect of partial combustion air introduction on coke Re-heating behavior in CDQ

Yohsuke Matsushita, Tetsuya Yagi, Yoshio Morozumi, Hideyuki Aoki, Takatoshi Miura, Yukihiko Maeno

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In this study, the mathematical model for the solid-gas two phase combustion simulation is developed in order to analyze the effect of partial combustion air introduction on coke re-heating behavior in Coke Dry Quencher (CDQ). By introducing combustion air into the pre-chamber of CDQ, the coke quality is expected to be improved. Thus, it is necessary to understand the effect of partial air introduction on transport phenomena in CDQ. The difference of the transport phenomena such as gas flow, gas and coke temperature and concentration of chemical species in CDQ between with and without partial combustion is mainly discussed in this paper. Temperature is about 370K. higher in both solid and gas phase with partial air than that without partial combustion around the surface of coke bed due to heat release of volatile matters combustion. In the middle of CDQ, however, the simulation results with partial combustion air introduction show the larger decreasing rate of coke temperature than that without air introduction because not only heat transfer between coke and quenching gas but also endoergic reactions such as C-CO2 and C-H2O are yielded due to higher temperature and more CO2 and H2O. Coke temperature is almost the same, that is 500K, at the bottom of CDQ, coke outlet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-714
Number of pages8
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep


  • CDQ
  • Cokemaking
  • Numerical simulation
  • Partial combustion air
  • Pre-chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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