Numerical modeling of biomass pyrolysis - Heat and mass transport models

Kwiatkowski, K., Górecki, B., Korotko, J., Gryglas, W., Dudyński, M., Bajer, K.

Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications An International Journal of Computation and Methodology

64 (3), 2013, 216-234, 10.1080/10407782.2013.779166

We consider the pyrolysis of robinia pseudoacacia, which is a common material for biomass gasifiers. We formulate three models of the process, with increasingly detailed physics, best suited for different spatial scales from large to small. For each model, we perform numerical simulations of adaptable complexity and compare the results with the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) experiments.