Based on the premise that large bubbles are removed in larger cyclones
and small bubbles are removed in smaller cyclones, a combined degassing
hydrocyclone with main and subsidiary chambers was designed to enhance
liquid degassing. The liquid feed volume flow rate ranged from 0.377 to
1.459 m3/h, and the gas feed volume flow rate ranged from 0.197 to 1.000
m3/h. The pressure loss, liquid flow rate at the gas outlet, split
ratio, gas flow rate at the liquid outlet and degassing efficiency of
the degassing hydrocyclone were measured and calculated. Correlative
equations for pressure loss and degassing efficiency were established.
The experimental results show that the degassing hydrocyclone can remove
most of the gas and has good degassing performance in a large gas-liquid
flow rate range. The parameter contours provide an effective foundation
for the removal of gas from industrial fluids.