# What parameters should one consider for designing a cyclone separator for removing solids from gas?

I want to design a cyclone separator for cleaning the product gases of a steam gasification process. The gases will exit the reactor at around 850degC.

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Zach raymond-becker· Northern Arizona UniversityDesign parameters to remove solids from gas using a cyclone separator.

Input Data:

- Diameter of Separator

- Flow

- Target Efficiency

- Max Pressure Drop

- Particle Density

- Gas Density

- Gas Viscosity

- Number of Turns Inside the Cyclone

- Diameter of Particle Collected with 50% Efficiency

Preliminary Calculations to Determine Overall Size of Separator:

- Height

- Width

- Volume

- Diameter of Exit

- Length of Body

- Length of Cone

Other Important Considerations:

- Overall Collection Efficiency Calculation

- Pressure Drop Calculation

Hope this helps!