MODELING AND SIMULATION STUDY TO PREDICT THE CEMENT PORTLAND CYCLONE SEPARATOR PERFORMANCE
Ali Alahmer1, Mohammed Al-Dabbas2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tafila Technical University, 66110 Tafila, Jordan.
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mutah University, Mutah, Al-Karak 61710 Jordan.
(Received April 2013 and Accepted October 2013)
It is well known that cyclone separator is substantially beneficial equipment for particle removal from cement Portland factory. The dynamic behavior of such separators depends basically on several factors as vortex breakdown, flow reversal, and high turbulence intensity. This manuscript presents the description of a fully detailed of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model flow to predict the effects of velocity distribution, gas flow on the performance of cement Portland cyclone. Both Reynolds averaged Navier Stokes equations with the Reynolds stress turbulence model (RSM) were applied for the sake of analysis. Also, the experimental study uses the Testo 350 S/M/XL portable emission analyzer to measure the gaseous temperature and pressure, and its emission across the cyclone in Portland cement factory. The experimental results indicated very good performance parameter. In addition, the overall cyclone collection efficiency increased while the pressure drop decreased for both formulations.
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