J. Németh(1*), S. Verdes(2)

(*) Corresponding Author

Flow pattern within hydrocyclone


The paper deals with the measurement methods of tangential, radial, axial velocities evolving in hydrocyclone and the characteristics of the velocity distributionsdefined in the course of the experiments. The definition of the cut-size diameter based on the so-called equilibrium model requires a review according to the authors. In the sense of the model there are only twoo forces acting on a unique particle settling: the centrifugal force and the one, opposite of the motion, resistance strength, and it does not take into consideration, that liquid flows in hydrocyclon. In the hydrocyclone the medium flowing inwards from the tapered cloak wall has a transport velocity and so an effect on the settling onto a particle may not be apart from attention to let. In the hydrocyclone the phenomenon of an air core taking shape in his axis line was explained by means of the basis equations of the hydrostatics till now. The authors demonstrated that the development of the air core is justifiable also with the necessities of the rotating bowls on an actual example.

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