Performance of a large-cone-angle hydrocyclone. II. Separation properties

G. Duijn, van, K. Rietema

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The sepn. properties of large-cone-angle hydrocyclones of 2 different sizes were detd. at different cyclone configurations and input variables. Expts. were carried out with a mixt. of sand and a low fraction of magnetite of almost equal free-fall velocities. Also residence time distributions of magnetite were detd. For each vol. flow of solids through the cyclone there will be a specific apex opening at which a max. sepn. efficiency was reached. If a high sepn. efficiency is wanted at a high throughput of solids and a low energy consumption, the cyclone should operate with a high vortex finder bottom clearance. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1673
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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