Simulation of Transport Phenomena around the Raceway Zone in the Blast Furnace with and without Pulverized Coal Injection

Aoki Hideyuki, Nogami Hiroshi, Hideo Tsuge, Takatoshi Miura, Takeshi Furukawa

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Abstract

A two-dimensional mathematical model is developed to describe transport phenomena in a packed bed of coke in front of blast furnace tuyere with and without pulverized coal injection (PCI). The model consists of two sub-models, one is pulverized coal (PC) combustion model in the blowpipe where the turbulent fluctuation in the gas phase is considered and the other is combustion model in the packed bed of coke. In this model coke particles in the raceway are treated as a continuous phase and both phases of gas and coke particles are calculated by using the Eulerian approach. This model is applied to practical operating conditions. When PC is injected into tuyere, more oxygen is consumed and higher temperature rise appears at the region closer to tuyere tip in the raceway and lower temperature is represented in the coke bed than those of all coke operation. Residence time of PC particles in the blowpipe is quite short, so its burn-off in the blowpipe is very low and the PC particles mainly burn in the raceway cavity. The burn-off of PC particle increases with the volatile matter content, but some particles reach to inner wall of tuyere when high volatile coal is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-654
Number of pages9
JournalIsij International
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • blast furnace
  • combustion
  • mathematical model
  • pulverized coal injection
  • raceway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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