Cyclonic separation apparatus

  • US 6,425,931 B1
  • Filed: 11/30/2000
  • Issued: 07/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A cyclonic separation apparatus comprising a cyclone body having at least one fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, the fluid outlet being concentric with a longitudinal axis of the cyclone body and comprising a vortex finder projecting from an end surface of the cyclone body into the interior thereof, and a centerbody located partially within the vortex finder and projecting beyond the end thereof opposite the end surface so that the distance between the end surface of the cyclone body and the furthermost end of the centerbody is at least twice the smallest diameter of the vortex finder, the cross-sectional area of the centerbody being circular at any point along its length, wherein the centerbody tapers inwardly towards its furthermost end and is hemispherical, conical or frusto-conical in shape.

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