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Voraxial Separator

asked Jun 20, 2014 in Process by RichS29 (4,320 points)
How does the Voraxial Separator work? Any design consideration for using them?

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answered Jun 20, 2014 by cobiesmith (3,310 points) | selected Jun 20, 2014 by RichS29
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Voraxial separators are used for separating oil, water, and/or solid mixtures. A Voraxial separator produces vortex via impeller with the water and solids drawn to the outside and the oil drawn to the center, forming a core. A manifold is used to collect the separated streams at the outlet.  

It can operate with low inlet pressures and typically requires no pressure drop. It is also not as sensitive as a hydrocyclone to flowrate and surge. 

It is a compact unit with small footprint with variable speeds for optimize separation.

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