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Application of momentum flux method for the design of an ?-shaped flame incinerator fueled with two-component solid waste.

Liu, Xiaozhou; Zhu, Guangyu; Asim, Taimoor; Mishra, Rakesh


Xiaozhou Liu

Guangyu Zhu

Rakesh Mishra


Kitchen waste and tree branches are two of the most common solid waste materials suitable for on-site disposal. Quantification of combustion characteristics of these waste materials is vital for designing an appropriate incinerator. In this paper, the combustion characteristics of a mixture of kitchen waste and tree branches have been analyzed. As the theoretical basis for the design of incinerator arches is severely limited in the published literature, a novel momentum flux methodology for designing α-shaped flame arches has been developed for the disposal and combustion of two-component solid waste. For this purpose, orthogonal experimental design methodology has been employed for eight different operating conditions of the incinerator. The theoretical results have been verified by cold-state experiments, resulting in the development of a novel small-scale, α-shaped flame incinerator fueled with kitchen waste and tree branches. Cold-state experimental results show that the optimum dimensionless structural parameters of the furnace arches are H1/L of 0.3, H/L of 0.5 and h/L of 0.15, with the front arch angle of 45° and the rear arch angle of 12°. For full-scale validity and commercial viability of the novel incinerator, hot-state tests have been conducted in this study.


LIU, X., ZHU, G., ASIM, T. and MISHRA, R. 2022. Application of momentum flux method for the design of an ?-shaped flame incinerator fueled with two-component solid waste. Energy [online], 248, article 123647. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 2, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 9, 2022
Publication Date Jun 1, 2022
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2022
Publicly Available Date Apr 1, 2022
Journal Energy
Print ISSN 0360-5442
Electronic ISSN 1873-6785
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 248
Article Number 123647
Keywords Two-component solid waste; Combustion characterization; Kinetic parameters; Momentum flux method; ?-shaped flame incinerator
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