Mass transfer in a low-pressure vortex tube
It is shown that a comparatively low efficiency of a vortex tube can be compensated for by giving it additional functions such as air dryer. Experiment shows that the adiabatic efficiency of a vortex tube falls somewhat with increase in the humidity of the input flow. Formulas are proposed for quantitative evaluation of that process.
KeywordsVortex Tube Euler Number Eckert Number Spiral Flow Circumferential Component
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