Basic Ideas

  • Alex C. Hoffmann
  • Louis E. Stein


In order to understand the practical working of cyclones, it is necessary to master a number of topics, which span a range of different disciplines. Fluid mechanics, particularly relating to swirling flows, particle motion in a fluid, and different aspects of particle properties, such as size and size distribution, shape, and density, are all topics relevant to the later chapters.


Burner Vortex Dioxide Dust Mercury 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex C. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Louis E. Stein
    • 2
  1. 1.Programme for Process Technology, Department of PhysicsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Mechanical SeparationsHoustonUSA

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