Determining olive cake combustion efficiency via two dimensional CFBC model
One of the major advantages of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustors is their efficiency for the combustion of wide variety of solid fuels. The design of the CFB combustor is very important to burn biomass with high efficiency and within acceptable levels of pollutant emissions. The use of CFB modeling enables the analysis of a system involving fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion, and pollutant emissions. In this study, a calculation method for the combustion efficiency has been used and investigated for CFB biomass combustor based on the losses using a dynamic 2D model. The model has been validated against the data from a pilot-scale CFB combustor which uses olive cake as fuel.