Experimental Investigation of the Natural Vortex Length in Tangential Inlet Cyclones


AVCI A. , KARAGÖZ İ. , SÜRMEN A. , Camuz I.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.48, no.1, pp.122-126, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01496395.2012.675003
  • Title of Journal : SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-126

Abstract

In this study, the natural vortex length has been investigated experimentally under the effects of inlet gas velocity, diameter, and insertion length of the vortex finder and surface friction in a special designed cyclone which has a double cylindrical body without cone. Experimental results show that, comparing to the other parameters, the height of the frictional surface and inlet gas velocity affect the natural vortex length considerably. The natural vortex length increases with the increase of inlet velocity and with the decrease of the height of the frictional surface. It was also observed that when the diameter of the vortex finder increases, the natural vortex length increases up to certain point and starts to decrease after that.