SBIR Phase II: Multi-Environment Probability Density Function (PDF) Method for Modeling Turbulent Combustion Using Detailed Chemistry

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$500,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0548752
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
NSF 04-551
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
0441833
Solicitation Topic Code:
IT
Small Business Information
Reaction Engineering Intl
77 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Qing Tang
 Dr
 (801) 364-6925
 tang@reaction-eng.com
Business Contact
 Qing Tang
Title: Dr
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Email: tang@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will extend the applicability of the multi-environment probability density function (MEPDF) method to model turbulent combustion problems with realistic chemical kinetics within comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations of practical combustion equipment. The project aims to further advance the MEPDF method by extending it to simulate industrially relevant single-phase and two-phase combustion systems, such as chemical process furnaces fired with lean pre-mixed gas burners; oil fired utility boilers and industrial furnaces; and coal gasification equipment. The proposed activities for extending the MEPDF method to simulate practical combustion systems using complex chemical kinetics would result in a tool that will enhance the scientific and engineering knowledge base for these processes. The advanced simulation tools produced from this project would provide a means for companies in the power generation, chemical process, mineral process, and incineration industries to improve product designs and services, which in-turn would benefit the environment, global competitiveness and national/homeland security.

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