THE PRESENT PROPOSAL INVESTIGATES A NOVEL CYCLON WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A NEARLY CONSTANT EFFICIENCY IN A BROAD RANGE OF FEED RATE VARIATIONS.

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Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1805
Amount: $39,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
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Innovative Technology Lab
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Principal Investigator
 KAI-CHIH CHANG
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Abstract
THE PRESENT PROPOSAL INVESTIGATES A NOVEL CYCLON WHICH IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A NEARLY CONSTANT EFFICIENCY IN A BROAD RANGE OF FEED RATE VARIATIONS. THE RESULTED IMPROVEMENT WOULD ELIMINATE THE MOST UNDESIRABLE FEATURE IN THE EXISTING CYCLONE SEPARATORS, NAMELY THEIR DEFFICIENCYIN SEPARATION PERFORMANCE AT OFF-DESIGN FEED RATES. THE PROPOSED CYCLONE SEPARATOR INCLUDES A SPRING LOADED MOVEABLEEND PLATE THAT AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTS THE INLET FLOW AREA IN RESPONSE TO FEED FLOW VARIATIONS TO MAINTAIN A NEARLY CONSTANT CENTRIFUGAL HEAD, AND THEREBY A NEARLY CONSTANT SEPARATION EFFICIENCY. THE ANTICIPATED RESULT IS A LOW COST ALTERNATIVE DESIGN WHICH WOUL\D PROVIDE SAVINGS BOTH FOR ORIGINAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND FOR OPERATING EXPENSES THOUGH PROCESS SIMPLICATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

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