A new developed three-dimensional (3D) competer code is adopted to simulate the heat transfer and fluid flow in a thermal plasma reactor with the transverse injection of the metal particles and their carrying gas from a single injection port. The 3D trajectories and heating histories of the particles injected into the reactor are also predicted and compared with their counterparts of the twodimensional simulated results. The modeling results show that the 3D effects are significant due to the transverse injection of the particles and the carrier gas. And different particles also assune different trajectories and heating histories because of their different properties.
Journal of Engineering Thermophysics