|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and CO2 Management Symposium
||An Exergy Study of Cowper Stove Operations with an Iron Blast Furnace
||Patrick E. Krane, Matthew John M. Krane
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Patrick E. Krane
This study examines the operations of the Cowper stoves attached to an iron blast furnace from a Second Law perspective. The exergetic efficiency of a 3-stove system operating at cyclic steady state is determined using a model accounting for the thermal, mechanical, and chemical flow exergies of the top gas and blast air, as well as the thermal exergy stored and released in the stoves. The analysis covers the heating and mixing of blast gas in one on-blast stove, and the combustion of top gas and its use to heat two on-gas stoves. The effect of different cycle times, and blast furnace operating conditions on the exergetic efficiency of the cycle is examined, and the optimal cycle time for different blast temperatures found. In addition, a study of the combustion parameters quantifies the advantages of using enriched oxygen in the combustors.