A high-pressure, continuous-operation cyclone separator using a water-generated flow restriction

Timothy F. Miller

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Abstract

A novel high-pressure, continuous-operation separator for moderately laden, gas-solid flows was designed, built, and tested. The novelty of this device was its use of supplemental water to produce a virtual flow restriction that acted to maintain high-pressure and to prevent gas from escaping with the separated solids. The water-solid slurry thus produced may be pumped, and can be continuously and easily conveyed away. Over a range of practical operating points, the separator showed very high collection efficiencies (>90%), low-pressure drop, and robust operation. A minimum supplemental water requirement was determined to prevent gas loss with the separated solids stream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Volume122
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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