Title

Numerical Investigation of the Flow Profiles in the Electrically Enhanced Cyclone

Abstract

A numerical model for simulation of the electrohydrodynamic flow in an electrically enhanced cyclone is presented. A finite element approach was applied to solve the coupled equations for the positive corona-induced electric field. Three-dimensional simulations of gas flow were carried using Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations including the Reynolds stress model and the electrohydrodynamic effect. Numerical results show that the change in the flow profile because of the influence of the corona-induced electric field is apparent when the inlet flow rate is low but is negligible at higher flow rates.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Simulation; Electrohydrodynamics; Finite Element Method; Flow of Gases; Mathematical Models; Navier Stokes Equations; Reynolds Equation; Coupled Equations; Electrically Enhanced Cyclones; Positive Corona; Cyclone Separators; Article; Cyclone Separator; Electric Field; Finite Element Analysis; Flow Rate; Gas Flow; Priority Journal

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1096-2247

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Air and Waste Management Association, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Apr 2007

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