ULRICO: Ultra Rich Combustion of Hydro Carbons
This project generates knowledge needed in the design and operation of ultra clean, efficient and reliable natural gas partial combustion systems to produce syngas. Computational fluid dynamics modeling is applied to predict fuel rich turbulent combustion at elevated pressure. The modeling involves prediction of major and minor chemical species, radiative heat loss and soot precursor species. These are linked to a soot formation and transport model for particle size distribution. Multiple combustion regimes are explored, The CFD model is validated by 6 bar/300 kW laboratory tests, including gas composition, soot particle size, nature and number density.