The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones.

G. E. Thomas, B. Dabir, C. A. Petty

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Abstract

Present understanding of secondary flow structures within hydrocyclones is insufficient to accurately predict the critical design parameters necessary in many hydrocyclone applications. In this study, an attempt to alter these flow patterns was made by adding small amounts of a high molecular weight polymer to the feed stream of a 10 mm hydrocyclone. The resulting effects on the capacity and split ratio were measured. Also, the separation efficiency for kaolinite clay particles was examined for different polymer clay water suspensions having identical concentrations. The results showed that the polymer significantly decreased the underflow rate and either increased or decreased the separation efficiency depending on the solution mixing strategy. (A)

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherBristol Univ
ISBN (Print)0862921376, 9780862921378
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Profile

Drag
Polymers
Clay
Kaolinite
Secondary flow
Flow structure
Flow patterns
Molecular weight
Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Thomas, G. E., Dabir, B., & Petty, C. A. (1984). The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones. In Unknown Host Publication Title Bristol Univ.

The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones. / Thomas, G. E.; Dabir, B.; Petty, C. A.

Unknown Host Publication Title. Bristol Univ, 1984.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Thomas, GE, Dabir, B & Petty, CA 1984, The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones. in Unknown Host Publication Title. Bristol Univ.
Thomas GE, Dabir B, Petty CA. The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones. In Unknown Host Publication Title. Bristol Univ. 1984.
Thomas, G. E. ; Dabir, B. ; Petty, C. A./ The effect of drag reducing polymers on the performance of hydrocyclones.Unknown Host Publication Title. Bristol Univ, 1984.
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