Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 6, No 4 (2014)

Research into the Cleaning Efficiency of 300 m3/h Maintained by the Spiral Multi-Channel Cyclone in the Process of Removing Solid Particles of <20 µm

Pranas Baltrėnas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Diana Platova (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Tests on the cleaning efficiency of an experimental spiral cyclone have been conducted to determine the removal efficiency of the solid particles the dispersion of which makes <20 µm in the streamlined multi-channel cyclone. The introduced device is adapted to removing ultrafine particulate matter from contaminated air (gas) flow. A multi-channel cyclone with spiral casing has been designed at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Experimental studies have disclosed that air (gas) flow cleaning efficiency of the spiral multi-cyclone (capacity 300 m3) depend on the internal structure of the device, i.e. on the number of channels and air (gas) flow distribution ratio of transit and peripheral channels. Also, the treatment efficiency of the applied equipment has been evaluated removing solid particles of different nature. AFA-VP-20 filters have been employed for conducting experimental tests. The obtained results have disclosed that solid granite particles – 95.1%, glass – 91.4% and wood – 92.2% are removed most effectively.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2014-10-24

Keyword(s): cyclone; efficiency; spiral shell; channel, particulate matter (PM).

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2014.51

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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