Applied Thermal Engineering 102 (2016) 167–175 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Thermal Engineering journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apthermeng Research Paper Combustion of coal mine ventilation air methane in a regenerative combustor with integrated adsorption: Reactor design and optimization Javier Fernández, Pablo Marín, Fernando V. Díez, Salvador Ordóñez Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Oviedo, Facultad de Química, Julián Clavería 8, Oviedo 33006, Spain highl i ghts graphical a bstrac t Coal mine ventilation air methane catalytically oxidised in reverse ﬂow reactor. Water adsorption before the catalytic bed prevents catalyst inhibition. Model-based reverse ﬂow reactor design. Simulations with a real coal mine ventilation air predicts stable operation. Economical optimization of reactor design. article i nfo abstract Article history: Coal mine ventilation air methane is an important environmental concern due to its contribution to glo- Received 9 February 2016 bal warming. Catalytic combustion in reverse ﬂow reactors is an efﬁcient treatment technique, but high Accepted 31 March 2016 emission moistures lead to catalyst inhibition. To overcome this issue a novel reverse ﬂow reactor with Available online 1 April 2016 integrated water adsorption has been proposed. In this work, the design of a reverse ﬂow reactor adequate to treat a typical
Applied Thermal Engineering – Elsevier
Published: Jun 5, 2016
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