Cannon Artes developed a semi-empirical model for the prediction of solids removal from water, as a function of operative conditions.
June 22, 2021
In collaboration with the University of Salerno, Cannon Artes developed a semi-empirical model for the prediction of solids removal from water as a function of operative conditions. The model parameters are based on the results of experimental tests conducted on a pilot-scale plant.
Solid-liquid (S-L) hydrocyclones allow a continuous and efficient separation of fine particles, mainly sand and other solids, with dimensions in the range of 5-100 μm. This technology provides the best fitting solid removal solution in industrial processes and waste streams when a highly-effective separation is required, such as in petrochemicals processing, mining, and the food industry.
One of the main applications of hydrocyclone desanding is produced water treatment in the oil & gas upstream sector. In this case, desanding hydrocyclones are installed at the outlet of three-phase separators to protect the downstream equipment such as deoiling hydrocyclones, CPI, flotator, and media filters.
Desanding can also be used to avoid solids accumulation in the reinjection water to achieve the maximum allowable solids concentration of 5 ppm.