A numerical study of plasma-particle heat transfer dynamics in induction thermal plasmas for glassification

M. Mofazzal Hossain, Yaochun Yao, Takayuki Watanabe

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Dependence of energy exchange between plasma and soda-lime-silica glass particles on the particle size, powder feedrate and nozzle insertion length during in-flight thermal treatment for glassification by induction thermal plasmas has been studied. For the numerical investigation into the plasma-particle energy exchange dynamics during melting and vaporization of particles, a thermofluid plasma-particle interaction model has been developed taking into account the strong plasma-particle interactions and particle loading effects. It is found that heat transfer to the particles depends strongly on the particles' size, powder feed-rate, nozzle insertion length, and plasma discharge parameters. Thus, for the efficient thermal treatment of particles, the above parameters should be optimized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-509
Number of pages6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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