|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy
||Computational Fluid Dynamic Based Process Modeling of Reverberatory Furnaces Used for Lead Recycling
||Alexandra Anderson, Patrick Taylor, Gregory Bogin
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A common type of furnace used for the production of secondary lead is a reverberatory furnace in which the burden is heated through direct contact with the flame as well as radiant heat transfer from the walls and combustion gases. The impingement of the flame on the burden can facilitate large amounts of heat transfer, leading to greater production rates, but can also cause areas of high velocity turbulent flow and hotspots within the refractory lining. These phenomena can lead to excessive erosion and thermal stresses and thereby prematurely shorten the lifetime of the refractory. A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model has been developed to simulate various reverberatory furnace conditions typical of secondary lead processing with the goal of increasing refractory lifetime. Several simulations were performed to examine the relationship between the burden height, burner location and burner orientation and how these parameters affected the conditions within the furnace.
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