ANR MORE4LESS Project
MOdelling of REactive particulate flows for Low Energy Sustainable processeS
Dates: November 2014 to November 2018
Funding: 465k€ over 4 years
Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Wachs, Scientific Advisor (S.A.) in Fluid Mechanics, IFP Energies nouvelles, Lyon, France.
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Many industrial processes like coal combustion, catalytic cracking, gas phase polymerization reactors and more recently biomass gasification and chemical looping involve two-phase reactive flows in which the continuous phase is a fluid and the dispersed phase consists of rigid particles. Improving both the design and the operating conditions of these processes represents a major scientific and industrial challenge in a context of markedly rising energy cost and sustainable development (MORE control 4 LESS environmental footprint). Thus, it is above all important to better understand the coupling of hydrodynamic, chemical and thermal phenomena in those flows in order to be able to predict them reliably. The aim of MORE4LESS is to build up a multi-scale modelling approach of reactive particulate flows and to focus on the development of what we consider to be the weakest link, i.e. the mesoscopic-scale Euler/Lagrange model including heat and mass transfers and chemical reactions for the prediction of particle-laden flows in dense and dilute regimes. This new modelling will be implemented in a massively parallel numerical code that will enable us to take a step towards the enhanced design of semi-industrial processes.
CLC semi industrial configuration targeted for meso scale simulation