Performance of a novel rotating gas-liquid separator

G.P. Willems, J.P. Kroes, M. Golombok, B.P.M. Esch, van, H.P. Kemenade, van, J.J.H. Brouwers

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A novel gas separation process makes use of a rotating phase separator to separate micron-sized droplets from a gas stream. Based on an industrial scale design, a water/air separator is constructed and tested. The first experiment concerns the drainage of large fractions of separated liquid. During operation, drainage is observed via windows and a descriptive model is formulated. Because of the major influence on overall separation efficiency, liquid drainage is a key issue in the separator design. The second experiment comprises a droplet collection efficiency measurement using micron-sized droplets dispersed within the airstream. The separation efficiency of fine droplet removal is measured. This is an important factor in reducing capital costs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031301
Pages (from-to)031301-1/11
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering : Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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