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Determing the optimal dimensions for hydrocyclone water/sediment separation

OK, let's be clear: I'm a software engineer (retired), not a physicist, hydrologist, or hydraulics person, so please be gentle. Back Story: In the process of developing an open source system for ...
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Can cyclonic separators be used to separate heavier and lighter gases?

I'm trying to increase the Helium detection capabilities of a sniffer unit. Could a cyclonic separator, like that used in the oil/gas industry, with enough fluid velocity move the heavier gas ...
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Hydrocyclone effectiveness vs. absolute pressure

Some sources say that higher pressure in hydrocyclones implies better performance it leads to a finer filtration. But why? Is it because water is almost incompressible and the particles can be ...
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How do cyclonic vacuum cleaners maintain collection efficiency with constant motion and changes in orientation?

Anyone used to doing housework has probably noticed that vacuum cleaners come in both "bagged" and "bagless" varieties. If you're of a certain age, you may have noticed when these "bagless" vacuums ...