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EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY FOR ANALYSIS OF BIOMASS COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS

ABSTRACT
The objective of the present article is to present an experimental facility which was designed and built at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in order to study the combustion of different sorts of biomass and municipal solid waste. Despite its apparent simplicity, direct combustion is a complex process from a technological point of view. Conventional combustion equipment is not designed for burning agricultural residues. Devices for agricultural waste combustion are still in the development phase, which means that adequate design solution is presently not available at the world market. In order to construct a boiler and achieve optimal combustion conditions, it is necessary to develop a mathematical model for biomass combustion. Experimental facility can be used for the collection of data necessary for detailed modelling of real grate combustor of solid biomass fuels. Due to the complexity of the grate combustion process, its mathematical models and simulation software tools must be developed and verified using experimental data. This work highlights the properties required for the laboratory facility designed for the examination of biomass combustion and discusses design and operational issues.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2012-09-28
PAPER REVISED: 2014-10-27
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-11-03
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-11-08
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI120928119M
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2015, VOLUME 19, ISSUE 1, PAGES [341 - 350]
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