Selecting a cyclone to collect your fine dust
True or false? A cyclone is a cyclone is a cyclone. False. A cyclone dust collector can provide more than first-stage separation for coarse particles. With the right engineering, a cyclone can efficiently capture extremely fine dusts too. This article provides tips for selecting a high-efficiency cyclone to collect your fine dust.
Most of us consider baghouses, cartridge dust collectors, and wet scrubbers for capturing extremely fine particles -- those particles many times finer than the smallest visible particles. And many of us apply cyclones only as precleaners -- first-stage centrifugal separators for removing coarse particles prior to fines collection in a fabric dust collector or scrubber.