How a Cyclonic Filtration System Works

Cyclonic filtration systems are designed to filter, distribute and house coolants for various water-based operational applications. Most filtration systems eliminate particles as small as seven microns out from water-based liquids and other mineral oils. Filtration systems operate using centrifugal force movement, which is generated in the device’s chamber. Baca Systems produces filtration systems capable of removing 98% of particles without impairing the integrity of the original fluid input. Here is everything you need to know about how cyclonic filtration systems work. 

How Cyclonic Filtration Systems Function

Cyclonic filtration is the process of removing particles from an air, gas, or liquid stream. At Baca Systems, we specialize in producing systems that remove particles from fluid streams. Many systems eliminate particles from liquids using a hydro cyclone. In gas and air applications, other cyclone types are used.  Here is how most cyclonic filtration systems operate: 

  • The liquid enters the cyclone’s chamber at the inlet opening.
  • The shape and position of the inlet opening cause the liquid to produce a primary whirl, which is a downward, spiral fluid flow.
  • The fluid moves along the chamber walls because of the centrifugal force.
  • The centrifugal force separates the liquid from the solid particles, which is a product of the spinning action. The particles slide down to the discharge opening.
  • A throttling movement is produced in the cyclonic chamber, creating a secondary whirl. This spiraling flow moves the clean fluid to the whirl searcher.
  • The clean fluid is then discharged into the storage component. 

The cyclonic filtration process varies depending on which particles are being eliminated. In air and gas filtration systems, the elimination process varies. The method described above is unique to liquid filtration systems. 

Cyclonic Filtration System Applications 

Cyclonic filtration systems are used in a variety of industrial applications. Filtration systems are often used in water treatment applications within a variety of industries. The primary function of the filtration systems is to remove large particles and purify the liquid, depending on the intended use of the fluid. 

Cyclonic Filtration Systems Benefits

There are several advantages of utilizing cyclonic filtration systems for your water treatment application. First, the filtration technology itself offers several benefits. The centrifugal force used in most systems allows for excellent particle separation performance. Harmful particles are quickly eliminated from the base fluid, producing a liquid that is ready to be used.  The other advantages of using cyclonic filtration systems include: 

  • Fluid clarity produced is suitable for a variety of applications. 
  • Reduce your water bill by reusing and cleaning otherwise unusable liquids.
  • Filtration systems can be customized based on your project requirements. 
  • Particle collection and disposal are easy based on the position and ease of the sludge collection container. 

Further, cyclone filtration systems do not require a lot of maintenance. Other types of filtration systems need constant cleaning and part replacement to function correctly. Cyclone systems, on the other hand, only require bi-monthly inspections. Engineers should inspect the cyclone walls to ensure that they have not been damaged during use. Inlet openings and the sludge container should also be reviewed on a routine basis. 

BACA Pure 

BACA Pure is a water filtration system designed and produced by BACA systems. This filtration system is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution that can be used in various applications. BACA Pure allows stone fabrication shops to remove particles and solids from greywater, returning it to the process through an advanced filtration method. 

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