HiTAC Boiler: Heavy Fuel-oil combustion in a HiTAC boiler

Project aim:

The objectives of this project is to investigate computationally the combustion of heavy fuel oil with high temperature air in conditions representative for oil combustion in a boiler, and the spray combustion models will be developed and validated by literature flame, the Delft flame in the laboratory and an industrial test of combustion in a 9 MW boiler. Knowledge of these will be used to exploit the principles of HiTAC to create conditions with low NOX formation, uniform heat flux and to optimize the water-steam cycle to create an economically attractive, robust and reliable boiler system.