A review of flow modeling for dense medium cyclones

Narasimha, Mangadoddy, Brennan, Matthew S. and Holtham, Peter N. (2006) A review of flow modeling for dense medium cyclones. Coal Preparation, 26 2: 55-89. doi:10.1080/07349340600619733

Author Narasimha, Mangadoddy
Brennan, Matthew S.
Holtham, Peter N.
Title A review of flow modeling for dense medium cyclones
Journal name Coal Preparation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0734-9343
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/07349340600619733
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 55
End page 89
Total pages 35
Editor G.H. Luttrell
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
290702 Mineral Processing
640300 First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
091404 Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Abstract A critical assessment is presented for the existing fluid flow models used for dense medium cyclones (DMCs) and hydrocyclones. As the present discussion indicates, the understanding of dense medium cyclone flow is still far from the complete. However, its similarity to the hydrocyclone provides a basis for improved understanding of fluid flow in DMCs. The complexity of fluid flow in DMCs is basically due to the existence of medium as well as the dominance of turbulent particle size and density effects on separation. Both the theoretical and experimental analysis is done with respect to two-phase motions and solid phase flow in hydrocyclones or DMCs. A detailed discussion is presented on the empirical, semiempirical, and the numerical models based upon both the vorticity-stream function approach and Navier-Stokes equations in their primitive variables and in cylindrical coordinates available in literature. The existing equations describing turbulence and multiphase flows in cyclone are also critically reviewed.
Keyword Energy & Fuels
Mining & Mineral Processing
Dense Medium Cyclone
Fluid Flow Modeling
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Empirical Flow Models
Computational Fluid-dynamics
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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