CFD-based simulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial plants

Sarjito, Marischa Elveny, Abduladheem Turki Jalil, Afshin Davarpanah, Majda Alfakeer, Aboud Ahmed Awadh Bahajjaj, Mohamed Ouladsmane

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution is considered one of the challenging concerns in industrial plants, and to emit the appropriate designation in nitrogen oxide reduction, it is required to implement proper numerical simulation procedures. In this study, ANSYS Fluent® software is used as dynamic software to solve heat and mass flow transfer numerically by considering non-structured networks for complex geometries. Dry nitrogen oxide burners have an additional thermocouple to provide an extra fuel pathway to combine with air. Then, standard K-ϵ is used in the numerical simulations to calculate thermal efficiency in combustion processes for turbulent flow regimes. It can cause the removal of 50% of nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. Furthermore, by the increase of temperature, nitrogen oxide concentration has been increased in the system. After 1975 K, Fuel has been changed to dry fuel, and therefore nitrogen oxide concentration increased because the steam can provide a relatively non-combustible compound increase than fuel. On the other hand, regarding the water volume increase at inlet steam, nitrogen oxide volume percentage has been decreased dramatically, especially in the first periods of water volume increase. Consequently, when the steam percentage is increased instead of water, nitrogen oxide reduction is increased. Moreover, our simulation results have a proper match with Gibbs energy equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1186
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
Issue number11
Early online date02 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • ANSYS Fluentsoftware
  • dry low nitrogen oxide burner
  • Gibbs energy
  • greenhouse gas emission
  • steam component


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