### Abstract

Three-dimensional, time-dependent Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of the gas-solid flow in a cyclone separator have been performed. The Eulerian description of the gas flow is based on lattice-Boltzmann discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations, and a Smagorinsky subgrid-scale model. Through this largeeddy representation of the gas flow, solid particles with different sizes are tracked. By viewing the individual particles (of which there are some 107 inside the cyclone at any moment in time) as clusters of particles (parcels), we study the effect of particle-to-gas coupling on the gas flow and particle behavior at appreciable mass-loading (0.05 and 0.1). The presence of solid particles causes the cyclone to lose some swirl intensity. Furthermore, the turbulence of the gas flow gets strongly damped. This has significant consequences for the way the particles of different sizes get dispersed in the gas flow. It is anticipated that also the collection efficiency is significantly affected by mass-loading.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 6 |

Editors | W Rodi, M Mulas |

Publisher | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV |

Pages | 929-938 |

Number of pages | 10 |

ISBN (Print) | 0-08-044544-6 |

Publication status | Published - 2005 |

Event | 6th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM6) - Cagliari, Italy Duration: 23 May 2005 → 25 May 2005 |

### Conference

Conference | 6th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM6) |
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Country | Italy |

City | Cagliari |

Period | 23/05/05 → 25/05/05 |

### Keywords

- cyclone separator
- swirling flow
- large-eddy simulation
- gas-solid flow
- turbulence
- mass-loading
- FLOWS

### Cite this

*Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 6*(pp. 929-938). ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.

**Simulation of mass-loading effects in gas-solid cyclone separators.** / Derksen, JJ.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

*Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 6.*ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, pp. 929-938, 6th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM6), Cagliari, Italy, 23/05/05.

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AB - Three-dimensional, time-dependent Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of the gas-solid flow in a cyclone separator have been performed. The Eulerian description of the gas flow is based on lattice-Boltzmann discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations, and a Smagorinsky subgrid-scale model. Through this largeeddy representation of the gas flow, solid particles with different sizes are tracked. By viewing the individual particles (of which there are some 107 inside the cyclone at any moment in time) as clusters of particles (parcels), we study the effect of particle-to-gas coupling on the gas flow and particle behavior at appreciable mass-loading (0.05 and 0.1). The presence of solid particles causes the cyclone to lose some swirl intensity. Furthermore, the turbulence of the gas flow gets strongly damped. This has significant consequences for the way the particles of different sizes get dispersed in the gas flow. It is anticipated that also the collection efficiency is significantly affected by mass-loading.

KW - cyclone separator

KW - swirling flow

KW - large-eddy simulation

KW - gas-solid flow

KW - turbulence

KW - mass-loading

KW - FLOWS

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 0-08-044544-6

SP - 929

EP - 938

BT - Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Experiments 6

A2 - Rodi, W

A2 - Mulas, M

PB - ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

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