• Yukun Hu
  • Chee Tan
  • John Niska
  • Nazmiye Balta-Ozkan
  • Jahedul Chowdhury
  • Liz Varga
  • Paul Roach
  • Chunsheng Wang
With increasing concerns about CO2 emissions, efficient and environmentally friendly combustion technologies are urgently needed to update conventional combustion technologies. The steel reheating process is energy intensive, with the reheating furnace accounting for one third of the energy consumption of steel manufacturing. To explore the feasibility of flameless oxy-fuel combustion technology on the reheating furnace, a trial was conducted on the pilot-scale reheating furnace at MEFOS, Sweden. To further identify the thermal performance of the reheating furnace under this unconventional combustion technology, a zone-method based model was developed to simulate the flameless oxy-fuel combustion trial. The developed model has been validated with comprehensive experimental data collected during an instrumented slab heating period. The results suggest that the model predictions were in good agreement with the actual measurements. Thermal performance analysis reveals that the conventional reheating furnace is theoretically suitable for oxy-fuel retrofitting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDEStech Transactions on Environment, Energy and Earth Sciences
Subtitle of host publication2018 International Conference on Energy, Ecology and Environment (ICEEE 2018) November 21-25, 2018, Melbourne Australia
Place of PublicationLancaster, Pennsylvania
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-60595-590-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
Event2018 International Conference on Energy, Ecology and Environment : Pathways for sustainable energy transition - Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 21 Nov 201825 Nov 2018

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2475-8833


Conference2018 International Conference on Energy, Ecology and Environment
Abbreviated titleICEEE2018

    Research areas

  • reheating furnace, flameless oxy-fuel, combustion, zone method, thermal performance

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