Optimized use of CO2 neutral fuels in rotary kiln burners in cement kilns

In a completed PhD project, an approach similar to that described in the section about calciner technology was applied to the main burner in the rotary kiln.


References

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Malagalage, A., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "CFD Modeling of Multi-Fuel Combustion of Coal and Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) in a Cement Rotary Kiln", International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 5, No. 6, 353-360, 2015

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Malagalage, A., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "CFD Modelling of Meat and Bone Meal Combustion in a Cement Rotary Kiln - Investigation of Fuel Particle Size and Fuel Feeding Position Impacts", Chemical Engineering Science, 123, 596-608, 2015

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Malagalage, A., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "CFD Modeling of Meat and Bone Meal Combustion in a Cement Rotary Kiln", International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 4, No. 4, 2014

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Edirisinghe, E.V.P.J.M., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Kiln process impact of alternative solid fuel combustion in the cement kiln main burner – Mathematical modelling and full-scale experiment", Advanced Materials Research, 875-877, pp. 1291-1299, 2014 (publication of conference proceedings from 2012)

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Edirisinghe, E.V.P.J.M., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Mathematical Model for Alternative Fuel Combustion in a Rotary Cement Kiln Burner", International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 4, No. 1, 2014

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Increased coal replacement in a cement kiln burner by feeding a mixture of solid hazardous waste and shredded plastic waste", European Journal of Scientific Research, 106, No. 1, 111-123, 2013

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Optimum feeding rate of solid hazardous waste in a cement kiln main burner", International Journal of Energy and Environment, 4, No. 5, 777-786, 2013

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "The effect of alternative fuel combustion in the cement kiln main burner on production capacity and improvement with oxygen enrichment", Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR 2012), Johannesburg, South Africa, April 29-30, 2013

Ariyaratne, W.K.H., Edirisinghe, E.V.P.J.M., Melaaen, M.C. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Kiln process impact of alternative solid fuel combustion in the cement kiln main burner – Mathematical modelling and full-scale experiment", Proceedings, International Conference on Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Energy (ICFMEME 2012), Beijing, China, December 20-21, 2012

Ariyaratne, W., Eine, K., Melaaen, M.  and Tokheim, L.A.: "Meat and Bone Meal as a Renewable Energy Source in Cement Kilns: Investigation of Optimum Feeding Rate", Proceedings, International Conference On Renewable Energies And Power Quality (ICREPQ'11), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 13-15 April 2011

Aiyaratne, W., Tokheim, L.A. and Melaaen, M. : "Net CO2 emissions from solid recovered fuels: Evaluation of the selective dissolution method", Proceedings, ASME-ATI-UIT 2010 Conference on Thermal and Environmental Issues in Energy Systems, Sorrento, Italy, 16-19 May 2010

Dissanayake, S., Karunarathne, S.S., Lundberg, J. and Tokheim, L.A.: "CFD study of Particle Flow Patterns in a Rotating Cylinder Applying OpenFOAM and Fluent", Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings (Proceedings of the 58th SIMS September 25th - 27th, Reykjavik, Iceland), pp. 137-143, 2017

Karunarathne, S.S. and Tokheim, L.A.: "Comparison of the Influence of Drag Models in CFD Simulation of Particle Mixing and Segregation in a Rotating Cylinder", Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings (Proceedings of the 58th SIMS September 25th - 27th, Reykjavik, Iceland), pp. 151-156, 2017

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Karunarathne, S.H.D.S., Jayarathna, C.K. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Mixing and segregation of two particulate solids in the transverse plane of a rotary kiln", Proceedings of the 9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM), 12-16 September, Oulo, Finland, 2016

Karunarathne, S.H.D.S., Jayarathna, C.K. and Tokheim, L.-A.: "Impact of Particle Diameter, Particle Density and Degree of Filling on the Flow Behavior of Solid Particle Mixtures in a Rotating Drum", Proceedings of the 9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM), 12-16 September, Oulo, Finland, 2016