(639e) An Experimental Study of Uniflow Cyclone Design Parameters

Authors: 
Muschelknautz, U., MCI Management Center Innsbruck

An Experimental Study of Uniflow Cyclone Design Parameters

Ulrich Muschelknautz, Paul Pattis, Michael Reinalter, Michael Kraxner, Tobias Kofler, Matthias Aigner, Gregor Eichwalder

MCI Department of Environmental, Process and Energy Engineering

Maximilianstraße 2, A-6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Uniflow cyclones have gas and particles passing through them in only one direction. In principle they can be used in all industrial applications where conventional reverse flow cyclones are applied. Advantageous compared to reverse flow cyclones is their compact design and their easy implementation into piping systems. These characteristics minimize manufacturing and installation costs. 

Even though their principle is known since a long time, not as much literature can be found on how to design uniflow cyclones. Approved calculation models for uniflow cyclones, which are valid for a wide range of applications, are missing up to now.

MCI intends to develop design fundamentals for this cyclone type on the basis of systematic experimental studies. Results from these investigations provide useful insights into the operation of such devices and means to design them. The influences of the main geometry and operation data of uniflow cyclones on their performance are shown.