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Title: Axisymmetrical separator for separating particulate matter from a fluid carrying medium

Abstract

A separator for separating particles carried in a fluid carrying medium is disclosed. The separator includes an elongated duct and associated openings incorporated in a solid body. The duct is axisymmetrical relative to its longitudinal axis, and includes a curved wall portion having a curved cross-section taken along the longitudinal axis. An axisymmetrical opening located downstream of the curved wall portion leads from the duct into an axisymmetrical channel which is substantially radially disposed relative to the longitudinal axis. Continuation of the duct downstream of the opening is a discharge portion which is substantially colinear with the longitudinal axis. In operation, a substantial majority of the fluid carrying medium leaves the duct radially through the opening and channel in a state substantially free of particles. A remaining small portion of the fluid carrying medium and a substantial majority of the particles are channelled into the discharge portion by centrifugal forces arising due to travel of the particles along the curved walls. For industrial scale separation of particles from a fluid carrying medium, such as for the clean-up of stack gases, an array of several hundred to several thousand of the separators is provided.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Newport Beach, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LINHART & ASSOC
OSTI Identifier:
865148
Patent Number(s):
4469497
Application Number:
06/345,731
Assignee:
Linhardt & Associates, Inc. (Newport Beach, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC01-81FE05120
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
axisymmetrical; separator; separating; particulate; matter; fluid; carrying; medium; particles; carried; disclosed; elongated; duct; associated; openings; incorporated; solid; relative; longitudinal; axis; curved; wall; portion; cross-section; located; downstream; leads; channel; substantially; radially; disposed; continuation; discharge; colinear; operation; substantial; majority; leaves; free; remaining; channelled; centrifugal; forces; arising; due; travel; walls; industrial; scale; separation; clean-up; stack; gases; array; hundred; thousand; separators; provided; carrying medium; curved wall; located downstream; fluid carrying; wall portion; centrifugal force; particulate matter; substantially free; longitudinal axis; disposed relative; stack gases; radially disposed; stack gas; centrifugal forces; substantially radial; forces arising; elongated duct; scale separation; /55/210/

Citation Formats

Linhardt, Hans D. Axisymmetrical separator for separating particulate matter from a fluid carrying medium. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Linhardt, Hans D. Axisymmetrical separator for separating particulate matter from a fluid carrying medium. United States.
Linhardt, Hans D. Tue . "Axisymmetrical separator for separating particulate matter from a fluid carrying medium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865148.
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title = {Axisymmetrical separator for separating particulate matter from a fluid carrying medium},
author = {Linhardt, Hans D.},
abstractNote = {A separator for separating particles carried in a fluid carrying medium is disclosed. The separator includes an elongated duct and associated openings incorporated in a solid body. The duct is axisymmetrical relative to its longitudinal axis, and includes a curved wall portion having a curved cross-section taken along the longitudinal axis. An axisymmetrical opening located downstream of the curved wall portion leads from the duct into an axisymmetrical channel which is substantially radially disposed relative to the longitudinal axis. Continuation of the duct downstream of the opening is a discharge portion which is substantially colinear with the longitudinal axis. In operation, a substantial majority of the fluid carrying medium leaves the duct radially through the opening and channel in a state substantially free of particles. A remaining small portion of the fluid carrying medium and a substantial majority of the particles are channelled into the discharge portion by centrifugal forces arising due to travel of the particles along the curved walls. For industrial scale separation of particles from a fluid carrying medium, such as for the clean-up of stack gases, an array of several hundred to several thousand of the separators is provided.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {9}
}

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