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Digital twin for biomass boilers

Descripción del proyecto

Un nuevo modelo para simular las calderas de biomasa

Las calderas de combustibles fósiles son ineficientes, emiten gases y partículas contaminantes, y tienen otras desventajas como la suciedad, los desechos y la corrosión. A medida que los biocarburantes se vayan convirtiendo en algo más común, las calderas de biocarburantes deberán resolver los retos a los que se enfrentan las calderas de combustibles fósiles, manteniendo la suficiente flexibilidad para adaptarse a la demanda energética y a distintos combustibles de biomasa. El proyecto DT4BIOMASS, financiado con fondos europeos, está desarrollando un modelo por ordenador de caldera de biomasa más indicado para simular cualquier caldera de biomasa, de manera que los operadores de biomasa puedan incorporar la tecnología con facilidad. Los investigadores están utilizando técnicas de simulación compleja para modelar todas las partes de una caldera de biomasa.

Objetivo

Future biomass boilers face the following challenges in the next years: the improvement of efficiency, the reduction of gaseous pollutant emissions (NOx, CO, HCl and SO2), the reduction of particulate matter emissions, mitigation of problems (fouling, slagging, corrosion) caused by ash deposits formation, flexibility to use different biomass fuels and to adapt to the power demand (start-up time, ramp rates, reducing minimum load). Since the important growth which is expected for this sector in the short/medium term, the enhancement of biomass boilers is becoming more demanded.
The manufacturing companies of biomass boilers base their design process in their experience and trial-and-error approaches. Although a reasonable solution can be found with this methodology, it can be far from optimal. Therefore, the digitalization of their design processes is necessary to give a step forward in the biomass boilers design. Simulation models (based on Computational Fluid Dynamics) have been extensively used to improve the design and operation of fossil fuel boilers. However, the incorporation of these techniques to biomass boiler manufacturing companies is insufficient. The higher complexity of the biomass combustion modelling hinders the access to these techniques (higher cost and expertise required) for this industry sector.
In this project Nabladot S.L. aims to develop a comprehensive and accurate biomass boiler model which can be adapted easily to simulate any biomass boiler and, in this way, to overcome the barriers to incorporate this technology to biomass boilers manufacturing/operator companies. Nabladot S.L. has available models to simulate any part of a biomass boiler excepting the fixed bed (or grate), which require the application of complex simulation techniques such as the Extended Discrete Element Method. To achieve this, NablaDot, S.L. proposes this project in which is requested the recruitment of an innovation associate (IA) with expertise in XDEM techniques.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-INNOSUP-2019-02

Régimen de financiación

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinador

NABLADOT SL
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 75 500,00
Dirección
C/ MARIA ZAMBRANO 31 WTCZ TORRE OESTE 11
50018 ZARAGOZA
España

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Pyme

Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Región
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 75 500,00