Volume 3, No. 4, October 2014

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  • ISSN: 2278-0149 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title:  Int. J. Mech. Eng. Robot. Res.  
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Design of Cyclone and Study of Its Performance Parameters

Mahesh R Jadhav
Department of Mechanical Engineering, PVP Institute of Technology, Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract—Cyclone is most commonly used device to separate dust particles from gas and dust flow. The project presents design development of cyclone based on CFD along with experimental trials. The present work is based on the performance of flour mill cyclone for different flow rates. In the present investigation the characteristics of flour mill cyclone are studied for various flow rates (inlet velocities) and its effect on performance parameters like pressure drop and efficiency are studied. Cyclone is designed with two symmetrical tangential inlets and a single tangential outlet at the barrel top area where impeller is mounted. The study was performed for gas-solid flow, based on an experimental study available in the literature, where a conventional cyclone model was used. Simulation of flow will be done with the help of CFD software and verification will be done with the help of experimental work. Results showed that these new designs can improve the cyclone performance parameters significantly and very interesting details were found on cyclone fluid dynamics properties.

Index Terms—Cyclone, Pressure drop, Double symmetrical inlet, Tangential outlet, Collection efficiency

Cite: Mahesh R Jadhav, "Design of Cyclone and Study of Its Performance Parameters," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.3, No.4, pp. 247-252, October 2014.