Date of Award
Master of Science
Arthur E. Ruggles
Lawrence W. Townsend, Ron E. Pevey
The hydrocyclone is commonly used to separate oil from water, and particulates from fluid streams in various process industries. Two-fluid hydrodynamic theory is used here to develop a model for hydrocyclone performance in the application of separation of helium bubbles larger than 30 micron in diameter from liquid mercury at system pressure near 1 bar. The application is related to high power liquid metal target development for proton beams used in spallation neutron sources.
Hosack, Lee Henry, "Investigations on Hydrocyclones for the Spallation Neutron Source. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2007.