Flow predictions within hydrocyclones

Charles A. Petty, Steven M. Parks

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Abstract

The shape and size of a hydrocyclone affects its internal flow structure and separation performance. The types of internal flows that can develop in hydrocyclone separators at low and high Reynolds numbers based on the Navier-Stokes equation and the RANS-equation, respectively, were examined. Three types of hydrocyclone were investigated: A 5-mm hydrocyclone, a 76-mm Rietema hydrocyclone and a 250-mm hydrocyclone with different cone angles. Computational fluid dynamic simulations of the mean velocity and pressure fields are reported.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages28-34
Number of pages7
JournalFiltration and Separation
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2001

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Flow separation
pressure field
Navier-Stokes equations
flow structure
Flow structure
computational fluid dynamics
Separators
Reynolds number
Navier Stokes equations
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Computational fluid dynamics
Computer simulation
prediction
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Keywords

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Hydrocyclone
  • Separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Filtration and Separation

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Flow predictions within hydrocyclones. / Petty, Charles A.; Parks, Steven M.

In: Filtration and Separation, Vol. 38, No. 6, 07.2001, p. 28-34.

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Petty, Charles A. ; Parks, Steven M./ Flow predictions within hydrocyclones. In: Filtration and Separation. 2001 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 28-34
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