A Comparison Between Cyclone Separator Efficiency Enhancement Using Ferrous Powder And Additional Tangential Chamber
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This paper provides a comparison between the separation efficiency in cyclones separators using two optimization techniques. separation optimizations using ferrous powder, and additional tangential chamber were investigated. The proposed techniques show separation efficiency enhancements compared to the basic cyclone separator design. The separation ratio efficiency, Ԑsp, is evaluated by calculating the outlet to inlet count ratio. Similar to experimental studies in the literature, the inlet and outlet particle counts were evaluated using discretization techniques with the help of a microscope and a membrane collecting the dust at the outlet. It is observed from the two optimization techniques that the addition of ferrous powder while attracting it through magnetic forces provides an additional separation enhancement by 2% for 11 μm particles sizes. This advantage comes with a total of 25% efficiency enhancement for 4 μm particles compared to conventional designs. This study gives an insight on the different approaches proposed.