Analysis of Hydraulic Parameters of Conical Vortex Regulators
Andrzej Kotowski, Patryk Wójtowicz
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Institute of Environmental Protection Engineering, Wrocław University of Technology,
Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2010;19(4):749–756
On the basis of current knowledge covering a wide range of vortex devices, the methodology of model tests was developed (in pilot-plant scale) for liquid flow in vortex regulators. Our paper presents selected investigation results related to the influence of such dimensionless geometric parameters as dout/din, hc/din, D/din, Ro/din, cos θ, and constant K, as well as spray cone angle (γ) on liquid flow throttling effect for regulators with conical vortex chamber shape. Developed empirical formulae allow for a rational selection of geometrical parameters (or a resistance coefficient) for such regulators for applications in environmental engineering, which was demonstrated in the example.