Optimization of the slag tap for the gasification of sustainable feedstocks
Weichselbaum, Noah Avram Meltz
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The objective of this study was to optimize a slag tapping block for use with a molten slag bath containing slag from the gasification of biomass and municipal solid waste feedstocks. Theoretical testing was conducted on the slag tapping block implementing computational fluid dynamics and design of experiments. It was desired to see how factors affecting the slag tap could be optimized to result in the minimum required temperature of the slag bath to reduce costs associated with auxiliary means of heating the slag bath.
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Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Interpreted viscosity equations for fluent -- Appendix B. Heat transfer coefficient for copper pipe -- Appendix C. Heat transfer coefficient for steel wall -- Appendix D. 2 [cubed] factorial design output -- Appendix E. Auxiliary heating cost calculation for various feedstocks -- Appendix F. Polynomial equations for specific heat and thermal conductivity