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Solid-liquid hydrocyclone design question (2 replies)

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midnightcrazy
2 years ago
midnightcrazy 2 years ago

Hello and welcome everyone.

Thank you for your time reading this post. My name is Martin, 3rd year Petroleum Engineering student. As a part of my project I am designing a hydrocyclone to separate solid micro particles (clay and silt) from the liquid wastewater steam from hydraulic fracking and I am trying to use the spreadsheet that I have found at your website: https://www.911metallurgist.com/blog/hydrocyclone-design-equations-and-sizing-parameters-calculations
My situation is a little bit different, I know the flow rate to the hydrocyclone, its composition and SG (thus density) of the components, but I am not sure about O/F and U/F values out from the hydrocyclone which I should use, circulating load plus I am a little bit confused how to change/modify the spreadsheet to fit my design as this spreadsheet was created based on the O/F from the hydrocyclone; mine must be based on the feed stream.

I would be very grateful if anyone could give me a helping hand. Thank you very much.

SmartDog
2 years ago
SmartDog 2 years ago

Take a look at this:  https://www.smartdogmining.com/notebook/Gen%20Cyclone.html

The link in the above to the software page does not work so try the cyclone sizing spreadsheet here: https://www.smartdogmining.com/software/default.html

 

 

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midnightcrazy
2 years ago
midnightcrazy 2 years ago

Thank you SmartDog, greatly appreciated. I'm checking it now.

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