Experimental investigations into the flow characteristics of pneumatically conveyed biomass particles using an electrostatic sensor array

Coombes, James Robert, Yan, Yong (2015) Experimental investigations into the flow characteristics of pneumatically conveyed biomass particles using an electrostatic sensor array. Fuel, 151 . pp. 11-20. ISSN 0016-2361. (doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.11.048) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As countries across the world are pushing towards the increased use of renewable sources of energy the burning of biomass fuels makes up an important part of this strategy. Many coal fired power stations have been converted to co-firing and in some cases are being completely biomass fuelled. However, due to their variability in size, shape and the complex nature of gas–solids two-phase flow the monitoring of biomass particles in a pneumatic conveying pipeline is difficult. This paper presents the results of experimental investigations carried out using a novel electrostatic sensor array that is capable of measuring the particle velocity and concentration profiles over the whole diameter of the pipe. Experimental tests were carried out on horizontal and vertical pipe sections with different particle sizes of a common biomass fuel – willow, over a range of flow conditions. Results from the experiments indicate that smaller biomass particles have more stable flow characteristics across the whole diameter of the pipe.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.11.048
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2015 09:15 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47734 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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