Numerical Study of Flow Field in New Design Dynamic Cyclone Separators

Document Type: Original Article


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, Iran


In this paper the numerical simulation of flow field in the new design dynamic cyclone separator is investigated. The effects of different geometrical parameters such as impeller diameter, number of vanes, length and the location of impeller is investigated. The Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes equations with Reynolds stress turbulence model (RSM) were solved. The Eulerian-Lagrangian computational procedure is used to predict particles tracking in the cyclones. The velocity fluctuations are simulated using the Discrete Random Walk (DRW). Results show that in new design dynamic cyclone, the collection efficiency is higher and the pressure drop is lower in compare with other studied on cyclones. Installing impeller at the lower positions leads to a decrease in efficiency. With increase in impeller diameter, pressure drop in dynamic new design decreases. Finally, with increase in impeller length, efficiency increases and pressure drop decreases.