(292b) The Origins and Evolution Of Cyclone Design: How Innovation and Miss-steps Led To The Current State Of Cyclone Design
AIChE Annual Meeting
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
Particle Technology Forum
Special Session: Celebrating Career Accomplishments of Fred Zenz (Invited Talks)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 8:25am to 8:50am
Underlying accepted design practices is a theory based equation for efficiency calculation that is clearly not polished since data contradict it. As highly loaded cyclones became more widespread, the accepted notion that tangential entry cyclones were more efficient than volute entry cyclones eroded away, and the reason was eventually determined, starting with an âaccidentalâ observation. The new demands placed on cyclones required sizing criteria based on a combination of science and observation and allowances made for the duty under which the cyclone would be operated.
Understanding how a cyclone actually functions and the miss-conceptions associated with cyclone design are the subject of the presentation, which includes video of the actual tests performed, examining such features as inlet designs, vortex length etc.