CFD modeling of the combustion of synthetic fuel formed in the systems of thermochemical recuperation of waste flue gas heat due to steam methane reforming was performed using the ANSYS Fluent software. Scientific justification and validation of the physicomathematical approaches involved the ANSYS Fluent for the problems of modeling the combustion of multicomponent hydrogen-containing gas mixtures. Numerical results were validated against experimental data. A visual comparison of the flame contours obtained by burning syngas at Reynolds numbers of 600, 800, and 1000 was performed. In all cases there is obvious convergence of the results. Change in the temperature of the fuel–air mixture at the entrance to the combustion chamber was found to have no significant effect on the temperature of the combustion products. The obtained results are of practical importance for the design of burner units of high-temperature plants with thermochemical heat recuperation.
- CFD modeling
- thermochemical recuperation