PBM/LES Numerical Simulation of Vortex Structure and Fine Particles Agglomeration in Three-Dimensional Plate Jet

  • Jia Li
  • Zhanxiu Chen
  • Yang Li

Abstract

The emission of fine particles has caused serious environmental problems due to the characteristics and the low removal efficiency of fine particles. The turbulent agglomeration is one of the most promising precondition techniques for guiding the growth and reunion of fine particles into larger particles, which is convenient to be captured by conventional precipitators when the size of particles increases to about 1·10-6 m. This paper sets up a three-dimensional plane jet as a subject, we use the method of Population balance model (PBM) and Large eddy simulation (LES) to analyse the agglomeration of fine particles in this model. Furthermore, a study of the distribution of particle size via turbulent aggregation kernel function is presented. There are two main parameters which related to enlargement of fine particles, including the flow field of gas and the jet velocity. The simulated results show that there is a close relationship between particle distribution and jet vortex field. The agglomeration effect of fine particles increases with the increasing of jet velocity, and the influence of jet velocity is not obvious for particle enlargement.
Published
2017-09-01
How to Cite
Li J., Chen Z., Li Y., 2017, PBM/LES Numerical Simulation of Vortex Structure and Fine Particles Agglomeration in Three-Dimensional Plate Jet , Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 1285-1290.