Grit removal by hydro cyclonesadmin2019-06-30T19:57:55+03:30
Grit removal by hydro cyclones
A hydrocyclone (often referred to in the shortened form cyclone) is a device to classify, separate or sort particles in a liquid suspension based on the ratio of their centripetal force to fluid resistance. This ratio is high for dense (where separation by density is required) and coarse (where separation by size is required) particles, and low for light and fine particles. A hydrocyclone will normally have a cylindrical section at the top where liquid is being fed tangentially, and a conical base. The angle, and hence length of the conical section, plays a role in determining operating characteristics. Thus the treated fluid is led to discharge the cyclone through vortex finder.