Tag: cyclone

Numerical study of flow in a cyclone separator

I am a big fan of Dyson’s vacuum cleaner. So I tried to check how particles separated in the flow with the help of the cyclone. First, I made a simple 3D model of a cyclone separator. The dirty air with particles will go in the inlet in the right upper side. With the help of the shape of the cyclone body, the flow will rotate inside the cyclone body and conical section. However, the particles collide with wall of the cyclone body and that collision will make particle lose its kinetic energy. The particles will drop down to the lower side (or a particle collection chamber). Then cleaner air […]