• David Leith
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 1)


A cyclone is a device without moving parts that spins a gas stream in order to remove entrained particles by centrifugal force. Cyclones are simple and inexpensive to make, relatively economical to operate, and are adaptable to a wide range of operating conditions. Although they collect particles smaller than about 5 μm in diameter inefficiently, for nearly a century applications have been found for cyclones throughout industry. They remain the most frequently used dust collectors.


Pressure Drop Tangential Velocity Collection Efficiency Cyclone System Fractional Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Leith
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental Health SciencesHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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