New Bulk Conveying Equipment and its Experimental Research
Among all the bulk conveying processes, how to effectively and conveniently put the bulk into the conveying process is regarded as one of the most important problems. This article brings out a brand-new equipment—Screw-gas Bulk Sucking and Taking Equipment for the solution, which applies both the theory of vertical screw conveyor and the theory of pneumatic handling. It constitutes of 3 parts; respectively from bottom to above they are: Centrifugal force Separating Part, Screw Lifting Part and Pneumatic Conveying Part. Particle material is drawn into the equipment in the form of gas-solid two-phase flow by the Atmospheric pressure, and then helically rises in the Centrifugal Force Separating Part which is an inverted cone. The material would be separated from the two-phase flow by the effect of centrifugal force and then be lifted in the Screw Lifting Part. The gas flow with the very little remained material would be drawn into the blower. By thus Screw-gas Bulk Sucking and Taking Equipment could take the material and put it to the next conveying process conveniently and efficiently with the superiorities of low clearing-up, little dust removal, simple construction and convenient maintenance. The article provides the feasibility of the new equipment by experiments on 3 kinds of identical particle.
Y. Li et al., "New Bulk Conveying Equipment and its Experimental Research", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 127, pp. 374-378, 2012