A study on the dynamic combustion behavior of a biomass fuel bed

Alexandre Boriouchkine, Vida Sharifi, Jim Swithenbank, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela

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The main objective of this research was to study fuel bed combustion dynamics of a BioGrate boiler with a mechanistic model. First, the fuel specific pyrolysis reaction rates were experimentally determined for the model. Second, the model was validated and finally, it was used to investigate the efeects of the primary air
flows on drying, pyrolysis and char consumption rates occurring inside the fuel bed. The research results are presented and the role of the dynamic behavior of the reactions on the biomass combustion process discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-481
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • biomass
  • BioGrate boiler
  • combustion dynamics
  • pyrolysis
  • reaction rates
  • debarking residue
  • industrial case study

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