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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: AIR QUALITY ISSUES RELATED TO AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Title: Effects of cyclone diameter on performance of 1D3D and 2D2D cyclones

Authors
item Faulkner, William - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Buser, Michael
item Whitelock, Derek
item Shaw, Bryan - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 13, 2006
Publication Date: July 1, 2006
Citation: Faulkner, W., Buser, M.D., Whitelock, D.P., Shaw, B. 2006. Effects of cyclone diameter on performance of 1D3D and 2D2D cyclones. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. 2006 CDROM. p. 362-369.

Interpretive Summary: Cyclones are the most commonly used air pollution abatement device for separating particulate matter (PM) from air streams in agricultural processes such as cotton gins. This paper describes a system and the experimental design that will be used to empirically determine the relationship between the diameter and performance of 1D3D cyclones. The objective of this research is to develop a model to accurately characterize the change in cyclone performance with changes in cyclone diameter based on empirical data. Six-, 12-, 24-, and 36-inch cyclones will be tested using a polydisperse PM with an aerodynamic mass median diameter near ten microns. The mass of PM collected by the cyclones and the mass of PM that penetrates the cyclones and is deposited on a set of filters will be used to determine the collection efficiency of each cyclone.

Technical Abstract: Cyclones are the most commonly used air pollution abatement device for separating particulate matter (PM) from air streams in agricultural processes such as cotton gins. This paper describes a system and the experimental design that will be used to empirically determine the relationship between the diameter and performance of 1D3D cyclones. Six-, 12-, 24-, and 36-inch cyclones will be tested using a polydisperse PM with an aerodynamic mass median diameter near ten microns. The mass of PM collected by the cyclones and the mass of PM that penetrates the cyclones and is deposited on a set of filters will be used to determine the collection efficiency of each cyclone. The objective of this research is to develop a model to accurately characterize the change in cyclone performance with changes in cyclone diameter based on empirical data.

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