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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31337

Title: Development of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Combustion of Fast Pyrolysis Liquid (Bio-oil)
Authors: McGrath, Arran Thomas
Advisor: Thomson, Murray J.
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Keywords: bio-oil
modelling
combustion
fast pyrolysis liquid
CFD
bio-fuel
swirl
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2011
Abstract: A study was carried out into the computational fluid dynamic simulation of bio-oil combustion. Measurements were taken in an empirical burner to obtain information regarding the flow behaviour. A surrogate fuel was developed to mimic the unique chemical and physical properties of bio-oil combustion. The resulting computational model of the burner domain and surrogate fuel was compared with empirical data. The bio-oil model displayed a good agreement with the data in terms of the combustion behaviour, but was limited by the uncertain flow solution associated with the burner used.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31337
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