BIOTC: An open-source CFD code for simulating biomass fast pyrolysis

Published: 01-01-2014| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jdr7v3cfkj.1
Qingang Xiong,
Soroush Aramideh,
Alberto Passalacqua,
Song-Charng Kong


Abstract The BIOTC code is a computer program that combines a multi-fluid model for multiphase hydrodynamics and global chemical kinetics for chemical reactions to simulate fast pyrolysis of biomass at reactor scale. The object-oriented characteristic of BIOTC makes it easy for researchers to insert their own sub-models, while the user-friendly interface provides users a friendly environment as in commercial software. A laboratory-scale bubbling fluidized bed reactor for biomass fast pyrolysis was sim... Title of program: BIOTC-2.1.x Catalogue Id: AESJ_v1_0 Nature of problem Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of biomass fast pyrolysis at reactor scale can help reveal the details of the process and develop an understanding of the underlying mechanisms for reactor operation and optimization. However, the existing CFD codes, commercial or open-source, still pose difficulties for users to carry out an efficient simulation. Therefore, an open-source CFD code that integrates the merits of mainstream commercial and open-source codes, i.e., user-friendly interfac ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AESJ_v1_0; BIOTC-2.1.x; 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.02.012 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)