This article describes a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model used to evaluate furnace performance of the #8 furnace at Roth Bros./Philip Services.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APCI) was chosen by the DOE as the project managing organization because of their significant experience in oxy/fuel combustion in aluminum and other industries. The scope of the project included the development and subsequent demonstration of a low cost, high efficiency, and low NOx technology for the aluminum industry. The Roth Bros. Smelting Corp. was chosen as the host site for implementation of the new technology.