Oil-water separation efficiency and fluid mechanics of a hydrocyclone
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- Computational fluid dynamics; oil-water separation; fluid mechanics; hydrocyclone;
Hydrocyclone separation technology as a kind of effective oil water separation technology, has been applied in the oil industry. The paper proposes numerical simulation of computational fluid dynamics which combine Reynolds stress model and Euler multi-phase model together, and discusses the operating conditions and material properties making influence on the efficiency of oil-water separation of a hydrocyclone by Fluent6.3. The simulation shows that the hydrocyclone with diameter 50mm, two inlets, and a single cone angle 5.5ø, has an optimum distribution ratio 10%,a best concentration of oil droplets 0.5%. Under the above conditions, the hydrocyclone could remove more than 80% per 15 oil droplets, and the separation of oil droplets cut size is 9.2 for 50% separation efficiency. Through simulated prediction of separation efficiency corresponding to the measured values, the error is obtained less than 15%.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiangzhong Fan PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Oil-water separation efficiency and fluid mechanics of a hydrocyclone BT - Proceedings of the 2016 7th International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Materials (ICMCM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 185 EP - 191 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmcm-16.2016.38 DO - 10.2991/icmcm-16.2016.38 ID - Fan2016/12 ER -