Numerical Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Hydrogen-Enriched Natural Gas for an Industrial Burner in a Testing Chamber

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Externe Organisationseinheiten

  • K1-MET GmbH, Linz
  • RHI Magnesita, Leoben


A two-step numerical concept was developed for modelling combustion and predicting nitrogen oxide emissions. The model was validated by the Sandia flame D experiment and with measurement data from burners on industrial furnaces. In this paper, the developed model was implemented to evaluate the influence of hydrogen blending with natural gas up to 40 vol.% on an industrial burner with oxidizer temperatures at 300 K and 813 K to assess the performance of the burner without altering the power output of the burner. An experimental test facility is under construction, and the feasibility of using this industrial burner on the test facility with different fuel mixtures was analyzed. Temperature, flow field, and emission characteristics were investigated. Using 40 vol.% hydrogen with natural gas resulted in a decrease of 14.82% in CO2 emissions and an increase of in 16.1% NO emissions when combusted with air at 300 K. The temperature profile indicated that the burner produces a symmetrical flame profile with preheated air and an asymmetrical flame profile with ambient air.


FachzeitschriftEnergies : open-access journal of related scientific research, technology development and studies in policy and management
StatusVeröffentlicht - 3 Sept. 2023