Vladas Vekteris, Vytautas Strishka, Darius Ozarovskis, Vadim Mokshin

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, J. Basanavičiaus str. 28, 03224, Vilnius, Lithuania

Received: August 25, 2014
Revised: November 9, 2014
Accepted: November 15, 2014
Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2014.08.0177  

  • Download: PDF

Cite this article:
Vekteris, V., Strishka, V., Ozarovskis, D. and Mokshin, V. (2015). Numerical Simulation of Air Flow inside Acoustic Cyclone Separator. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 15: 625-633. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2014.08.0177


  • The novel concept of cyclone separator is suggested.
  • Air flow inside acoustic cyclone separator was numerically investigated.
  • Efficiency of cyclone increases from 87.2 to 97.5% in presence of acoustic field.



This paper presents a novel concept of cyclone separator, where sound waves are used to agglomerate fine particles. Sound waves generated by Hartmann acoustic generator are introduced into the secondary (core) air flow of cyclone separator. Results of numerical simulation of air flows inside conventional and acoustic cyclone separators are presented. It is shown that intensive pressure pulsations occur in acoustic generator’s reflector. These pulsations generate an acoustic field. It is experimentally established that the average separation efficiency of conventional cyclone separator reaches 87.2% only, while separation efficiency of acoustic cyclone separator is approximately 97.5%. Obtained results show that air flows inside cyclone separator can be investigated numerically.

Keywords: Air flow; Acoustic cyclone separator; Particles; Separation efficiency

Share this article with your colleagues 


Subscribe to our Newsletter 

Aerosol and Air Quality Research has published over 2,000 peer-reviewed articles. Enter your email address to receive latest updates and research articles to your inbox every second week.

77st percentile
Powered by
   SCImago Journal & Country Rank

2022 Impact Factor: 4.0
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.4

Aerosol and Air Quality Research partners with Publons

CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit
CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit

Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) is an independently-run non-profit journal that promotes submissions of high-quality research and strives to be one of the leading aerosol and air quality open-access journals in the world. We use cookies on this website to personalize content to improve your user experience and analyze our traffic. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies.