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Experimental evaluation of a Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube as a particle separator

dc.contributor.authorBurger, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDobson, R. T.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T08:19:07Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T08:19:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBurger, A. & Dobson, R. T. 2012. Experimental evaluation of a Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube as a particle separator. R&D Journal, 28:25-30.
dc.identifier.issn2309-8988 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/81794
dc.descriptionCITATION: Burger, A. & Dobson, R. T. 2012. Experimental evaluation of a Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube as a particle separator. R&D Journal, 28:25-30.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.saimeche.org.za/page/RDJournal
dc.description.abstractThe Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) is a Generation IV graphite-moderated helium cooled nuclear reactor developed in South Africa from the German Arbeitsgemeinschaft Versuchreaktor (AVR). After decommissioning of the AVR plant, radioactive isotopes of silver 44Ag110 as well as graphite particles were found in the primary helium coolant loop of the reactor. Hence the main objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube (RHVT) as a separation device for removing graphite particles from a helium coolant stream. This objective was accomplished by designing and building an experimental test apparatus and measuring the particle separation efficiency of the RHVT under different operating conditions. It was found that the RHVT is a very efficient particle separator, which may, however, not easily be incorporated into the PBMR system.
dc.description.urihttps://www.saimeche.org.za/page/RD_2012
dc.format.extent6 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSouth African Institution of Mechanical Engineering
dc.subjectFilters and filtrationen_ZA
dc.subjectDusten_ZA
dc.subjectTubesen_ZA
dc.titleExperimental evaluation of a Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube as a particle separatoren_ZA
dc.typeArticle
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