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Geometry optimisation of a gravity dust-catcher using computational fluid dynamics simulation

David Winfield, Mark Cross, Nick Croft Orcid Logo, David Paddison

Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Volume: 62, Pages: 137 - 144

Swansea University Authors: Mark Cross, Nick Croft Orcid Logo

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Published in: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
ISSN: 0255-2701
Published: 2012
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Item Description: The research here supported Tata Steel at Port Talbot in assessing options for improving their environmental dust control from off-gas flows from their blast furnace. The CFD model of the process involved multi-phase turbulent flows in rather complex geometries, and had complex fine mixed element meshes with the order of a million elements, solved on high performance parallel clusters. The principal objective was to assess the existing design and to develop and evaluate improved design options to optimise its performance; the resulting optimal designs were patented with Tata, who are now in negotiation for the exploitation by key construction companies.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Start Page: 137
End Page: 144