Title: Design strategy for a Chemical Looping Combustion system using process simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Authors: Schalk Cloete; Shahriar Amini

Addresses: Flow Technology Group, Department of Process Technology, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway ' Flow Technology Group, Department of Process Technology, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: A strategy for design and optimisation of chemical processes involving multiple fluidised bed reactors is presented through a combination of standard design calculations, process simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The strategy is demonstrated in designing a Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) process that generates 12.5 kW of heat in the air reactor. The resulting design strategy will allow for very economical investigations into various design and optimisation considerations. It also offers a platform from which to conduct virtual prototyping investigations for new process concepts, which will lead to significant economic benefits when compared with a traditional experimental process development strategy.

Keywords: CFD; computational fluid dynamics; process design; process simulation; CLC; chemical looping combustion; multiphase reactors; fluidisation; optimisation; chemical processes; virtual prototyping.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2012.047451

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2012 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.80 - 91

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Jun 2012 *

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