Modeling a Single-stage Hydrocyclone for Potato Starch Separation

Shujun Li, Yaling Lin


Data from experiments on separation of potato starch by a single stage
hydroclone were analyzed based on similarity theory. The stepwise regression was
then used to establish mathematical models that best described the effects of a single
stage hydroclone on separation of potato starch. The models can be used to predict the
separating performance, and as a theoretical basis for scaling-up design, parameter
optimization and other applications. Many companies around the world are using
hydrocyclones for starch separation because of their simple design and operation.

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