THE COANDA-EFFECT OIL-WATER SEPARATOR: A FEASIBILITY STUDY

An experimental investigation which establishes the feasibility of using the Coanda-effect in developing an oil-water separator is described. Tests conducted on an experimental model with an oil-water mixture containing 6% oil showed that the oil content in the effluent can be reduced to less than 3%. A three-stage separator has produced effluent in the range of 1%. Conceptural designs of a practical separator are discussed. The space requirements for a Coanda-effect separator when compared with typical parallel-plate type separators of the same capacity is considerably smaller. Analytical expressions useful in designing a Coanda-effect separator of a given size are also given. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Pal, D
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Pagination: 38 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00056730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-1331 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM