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August 1, 2011
The Sweco Hydrocyclone Systems provide an economical and effective method for removing solid particles in the 4 to 100+ µm range from slurries. Hydrocyclones typically make finer separations than are practical with screening...
May 1, 2011
Due to their simplicity of construction, lack of moving parts, ability to operate at a wide range of temperatures and pressures, low capital and operating cost, cyclones have been the workhorse for gas-solid separation in a wide variety of industries. If properly designed and installed, cyclones can be used to control particulate emissions as low as 5 microns in size, and sometimes to smaller sizes in...
April 26, 2011
[Originally published in the May 1995 issue of Chemical Engineering] Cyclone dust collectors have been used - and misused - all over the world for more than 100 years. One reason for the misuse is a common perception among users that all cyclones are ``created equal'' - that is, as long as a cyclone resembles a cylinder with an attached cone, it will do its job. However, to maximize separation efficiency...
March 28, 2011
Because of higher costs for virgin resins, plastics processors use more and more valuable regrind. This firm has developed a new compact and economical system for recovering regrind with an extremely high...
January 1, 2001
Cyclones are among the simplest and most easily fabricated pieces of processing equipment. They are used extensively in the chemical process industries (CPI) for gas-solids separation. In petroleum refineries, for example, cyclones are used in the reactors and regenerators of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units, in fluid coking units, and following fluidized-bed incinerators that handle refinery-waste...

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