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Numerical Simulation of O3 and NO Reacting in a Tubular Flow Reactor


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A process capable of NOx control by ozone injection gained wide attention as a possible alternative to proven post combustion technologies such as selective catalytic (and non-catalytic) reduction. The purpose of the work was to develop a numerical model of NO oxidation with O3 that would be capable of providing guidelines for process optimisation during different design stages. A Computational Fluid Dynamics code was used to simulate turbulent reacting flow. In order to reduce computation expense a 11-step global NO - O3 reaction mechanism was implemented into the code. Model performance was verified by the experiment in a tubular flow reactor for two injection nozzle configurations and for two O3/NO ratios of molar fluxe. The objective of this work was to estimate the applicability of a simplified homogeneous reaction mechanism in reactive turbulent flow simulation. Quantitative conformity was not completely satisfying for all examined cases, but the final effect of NO oxidation was predicted correctly at the reactor outlet.









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  • Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
  • Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
  • Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland


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