(292a) Numerical Simulation on the Effects of the Design Feature of a Cyclone and the Inlet Flow Velocity on the Separation of Co2 Particles from a Co2-Cof2 Mixture
In synthesizing COF2 from CO, a considerable amount of CO2 is produced. A method of solidifying CO2 at low temperature and separating CO2 particles from the COF2 gas using a cyclone was designed and the separation efficiency according to the cyclone feature was studied. Optimal sizing and operation conditions of the cyclone were investigated by reviewing the flow velocity profile and the particle trajectory using a numerical analysis with computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The effects of the inlet flow velocity and the ratio of the cyclone diameter to the cone length (D/L) on the recovery efficiency were estimated. Results revealed that the separation efficiency increases with the increase in the ratio of D/L and the decrease in the cyclone size. The recovery efficiency of CO2 increases with the increase in the inlet flow velocity while that of high-purity COF2 increases with the decrease in the inlet flow velocity. Based on these results, we could propose the concept and methodology to design the optimal feature and sizing of a cyclone suitable for separating solid CO2 from gaseous COF2 at low temperature.