The subject of this book is centrifugal gas cleaning devices, namely cyclones, used as gas-solid separators for dedusting and as gas-liquid separators for demisting. The optimization of cyclone performance for any given task is an often-sought goal but is seldom achieved in practice. Understanding cyclone performance as a function of a cyclone's size, geometry, feed properties, feed flow rates and the system of which it is a part, is essential if one wishes to successfully design, operate, troubleshoot or predict cyclone performance. The information presented in this book will help to develop this understanding.
Believed to be a publishing first when originally brought out, this book covers all aspects of centrifugal gas cleaning devices. These are cyclones used as gas-solid separators for dedusting and as gas-liquid separators for demisting. The optimization of cyclone performance for any given task is a sought-after goal - but it is one that is seldom achieved in practice. This second edition will help mechanical and chemical engineers to achieve this optimization.
Basic Ideas.- How Cyclones Work.- Cyclone Flow Pattern and Pressure Drop.- Cyclone Separation Efficiency.- The Muschelknautz Method of Modeling.- Computational Fluid Dynamics.- Dimensional Analysis and Scaling Rules.- Other Factors Influencing Performance.- Measurement Techniques.- Underflow Configurations and Considerations.- Some Special Topics.- Demisting Cyclones.- Foam-Breaking Cyclones.- Design Aspects.- Multicyclone Arrangements.