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RESEARCH PAPER

Energy Extraction From a Porous Media Reciprocal Flow Burner With Embedded Heat Exchangers

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Fabiano Contarin, William M. Barcellos, Alexi V. Saveliev, A. Kennedy Lawrence

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607

J. Heat Transfer 127(2), 123-130 (Mar 15, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1844539 History: Received May 09, 2003; Revised October 27, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
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Figures

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Temperature profile formed in the perfectly insulated RFB: νg=0.3 m/s, Φ=0.35, τ =100 s
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Temperature profile formed in the RFB with radial heat losses: νg=0.3 m/s, Φ=0.35, τ =100 s
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Temperature profile in reactor with radial heat losses and lateral heat extraction: νg=0.3 m/s, Φ=0.35, τ =100 s
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Experimental RFB setup with reciprocating flow system
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Heat exchanger mounted at the terminal sections of a RFB
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Simulated and experimental temperature profiles obtained with the heat exchangers: νg=0.3 m/s, Φ=0.36, τ =100 s
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Influence of the heat exchangers on the experimental temperature profiles: νg=0.2 m/s, Φ=0.36, τ =100 s
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Influence of heat losses on the RFB temperature distribution. Numbers show heat losses coefficient β in the central zone of RFB.
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Influence of the equivalence ratio (numbers on the curves) on temperature distribution in the RFB, νg=0.2 m/s
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Experimental temperature distributions in the RFB recorded varying equivalence ratio of the supplied mixture, νg=0.3 m/s
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Effect of gas flow velocity variation (numbers on the curves) on temperature distribution in the RFB
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Experimental temperature distributions in the RFB recorded varying the input gas flow velocities, Φ=0.35
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Experimental exhausts temperatures as a function of equivalence ratio
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Experimental pollutant emissions as a function of time, Φ=0.15, νg=20 cm/s
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Experimental NO emissions as a function of equivalence ratio
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Experimental CO emissions as a function of equivalence ratio
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Experimental power output as a function of time
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Experimental efficiency of the heat extraction as a function of equivalence ratio
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Experimental and simulation results on the RFB efficiency

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