Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.93, No.1-2, 91-107, 2021
Comparing Efficiency per Volume of Uniflow Cyclones and Standard Cyclones
A competitive alternative to the standard reverse flow cyclone for gas-solids separation is the uniflow cyclone. Gas and particles passing through it in only one direction, allowing a cost-effective usage in space limited applications. Comprehensive studies of uniflow cyclones have strongly improved their understanding and led to approved design criteria and calculation methods. Here it is shown that uniflow cyclones can achieve higher efficiencies per volume with a low pressure drop than standard cyclones.