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Influence of Trash Exit Design on Cyclone Performance

R.V. Baker, S.E. Hughs, M.N. Gillum, J.K. Green


Twelve cyclone trash exit arrangements were evaluated using a 34-inch diameter 1D3D cyclone and trash from stripper harvested cotton. Four of the experimental arrangements outperformed the standard cyclone configuration. Superior arrangements included an air bleed system that extracted 9% of the process air along with the trash, a linear flight design discharging into an unsealed trash system, a large expansion chamber discharging into a sealed trash system, and a spiral flight design discharging into a sealed system. Of these arrangements, the large expansion chamber appeared to be the most practical candidate for retrofitting an existing gin's cyclone system.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1605 - 1609
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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