What is a Cyclone Separator?

A cyclone separator is a device that is used for removing impurities and particulate matter. It works in the following ways:

Working of a Cyclone Separator

  • Dust-laden air is made to enter the metallic cylinder at a high speed. It has a conical shape.
  • As the speed of the air is high, a vortex or a whirlwind mass of the air is created.
  • As a result the particulate matter falls to the bottom and the gas moves upwards.
  • The particulate matter then slides down the walls of the cylinders and gets discharged from the outlet.

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