The Computer Controlled Hydrocyclone, "PHCC", has been designed to study the removal of suspended solids from a liquid.
The fluid flowing through the unit is a mixture of water and suspended solids. The mixture is prepared in an initial tank with the aid of a computer controlled stirrer.
A computer controlled pump impels the liquid through the whole circuit till reaching the cyclone. The flow can be controlled through a valve and a bypass circuit. There is a flow sensor at the inlet of the hydrocyclone and a pressure sensor.
When the mixture enters the hydrocyclone, separation starts. The liquid, with the thinner particles, is discharged through the upper tube of the cyclone, while the coarser particles leave through the bottom. Both currents return to the suspension tank, where they are mixed with the stirrer to repeat the process. The tank has a level indicator. It has sampling points at the solids outlet and at the liquid outlet.
This Computer Controlled Unit is supplied with the EDIBON Computer Control System (SCADA), and includes: The unit itself + a Control Interface Box + a Data Acquisition Board + Computer Control, Data Acquisition and Data Management Software Packages, for controlling the process and all parameters involved in the process.