Minicyclones

ChemIndustrial offers small hydrocyclone models called minicyclones. Due to their small diameter, the liquids inside spin at a very high angular velocity, providing the highest G-force of any of ChemIndustrial's hydrocyclones.  High g-force makes these miniclones your best choice for separating very small particles or particles only slightly more dense than the suspending liquid.

Other vendors' minicyclones are generally available only as arrays in expensive pressure vessels.  ChemIndustrial minicyclones are designed to allow use as single units. Higher capacities are achieved by manifolding single units in whatever quantity is required.


Water Flow Rate for a Normal Minicyclone
Inlet pressure Overflow rate Underflow rate
psi ml/minute ml/minute
30 1150 1450
40 1375 1600
50 1425 1825
60 1625 1900
64 1750 1950
110 2450 2550


Common plastic mini hydrocyclone configurations

Miniclone

Minicyclones

Naked mini hydrocyclone.

 

 

 

 

 

Minicyclone with housing

The miniclone housing allows east integration into existing piping systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Mini clone with insert

Several housed minicyclones

An example of minicyclones in their housings.  Multiple housed minicyclones can be manifold into an array to increase flow volume. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Housing Opt headsMinicyclone housing with alternative head configuration

The minicyclone housing is modular. Alternative heads are available for connection versatility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minicylone array sideMinicyclone array, side view

Due to the small diameter required to generate the high level of angular velocity, minicyclones are low flow rate devices.  System capacity can be increased by manifolding multiple minicyclones.  The angular velocity is retained, and the flow volume increases in proportion to the number of minicyclones in the manifold.