Principle of Operation of Hydrocyclone

The Principle of Operation of Hydrocyclone is, in simple terms, the forces of gravity and centrifuge to separate large or heavy particles from smaller and lighter one. When sized correctly will cut like the real cyclone below VS the imaginary ideal one on the left.


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Hydrocyclones also find application in the separation of liquids of different densities. A different description: A hydrocyclone is a mechanical device designed to reduce or increase the concentration of a dispersed phase, solid, liquid or gas of different density, by means of centripetal forces or centrifugal forces within a vortex.


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Hydrocyclones are very widely used for high-throughput coarse/fine particle separation in the mineral processing industry using a vortex effect, or simply slurry dewatering. They dont suffer from the rate-limiting steps of the alternatives: Sedimentation settling: rate-limiting step is the sedimentation rate.


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