An analytical study of the effect of inlet velocity on the cyclone performance using mathematical models

Azadi, Mohsen and Azadi, Mehdi (2012) An analytical study of the effect of inlet velocity on the cyclone performance using mathematical models. Powder Technology, 217 121-127. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2011.10.017


Author Azadi, Mohsen
Azadi, Mehdi
Title An analytical study of the effect of inlet velocity on the cyclone performance using mathematical models
Journal name Powder Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-5910
1873-328X
Publication date 2012-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2011.10.017
Volume 217
Start page 121
End page 127
Total pages 7
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract A new mathematical method has been proposed to evaluate the effect of inlet velocity on the performance parameters of cyclone using previous mathematical models. Collection efficiency, as a function of inlet velocity, is expressed with a new relation in terms of cyclone pressure drop. Effect of inlet velocity for different cyclone geometries and cyclone wall surface roughness is investigated. A trade off between higher collection efficiency and lower pressure drop is made. Increasing the inlet velocity more than a specific value does not necessarily lead to higher separation efficiency of finer particles, but also causes higher pressure drop in cyclones. Comparison of the calculated results with experimental findings confirmed the applicability of the model.
Keyword Cyclone
Inlet velocity
Collection efficiency
Cut-off size
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 17 October 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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