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

Experimental Research into the Two-Level Cylindrical Cyclone with a Different Number of Channels

Egidijus Baliukas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Pranas Baltrėnas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The multichannel two-level cyclone has been designed for separating solid particles from airflow and built at the Laboratory of Environmental Protection Technologies of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. The conducted research is aimed at determining air flow distribution at two levels and channels of the multichannel cyclone. The multifunctional meter Testo-400 and the dynamic Pitot tube have been used form easuring air flow rates in the channels. The obtained results show that the equal volume of air gets into two levels installed inside the cyclone, and rates are distributed equally in the channels of these levels. The maximum air flow rate is recorded in the first channel and occurs when half-rings are set in such positions so that 75% of air flow returns to the previous channel. The biggest aerodynamic resistance is 1660 Pa and has been recorded in the cyclone having eight channels under air flow distribution ratio 75/25. The highest air purification efficiency has been observed in the two-level six-channel cyclone under air flow distribution ratio 75/25. The effectiveness of separating granite particles is 92.1% and that of wood particles – 91.1 when the particles are up to 20 μm in diameter.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2014-10-24

Keyword(s): multichannel; cyclone; airflow; solid particles; air purification.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2014.47

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