Title: Separation of Solids from Washing Machine Waste Water using a Hydrocyclone
Authors: Holzer, Sandro 
Senfter, Thomas 
Kofler, Tobias 
Mayerl, Christian 
Pillei, Martin 
Kraxner, Michael 
Keywords: hydrocyclone; waste water
Issue Date: Dec-2020
Book Title: Proceedings of the 16th Minisymposium Verfahrenstechnik and 7th Partikelforum (TU Wien, Sept. 21/22, 2020) 
In the mineral processing and chemical industries, hydrocyclones are widely used for solid/liquid separation [1]. The present poster shows investigations whether a hydrocyclone can also be used to separate impurities from waste water, focusing on waste water from washing machine drains. Depending on the application, these are contaminated with cotton fibres, polyester (PES) fibres, hair and many other impurities [2]. Just for reference, a single garment can loose more than 1,900 PES fibres per washing cycle [3], which then, can hardly be separated from water in waste water treatment plants. Ideally, these impurities could be separated by a hydrocyclone in washing machines so that these impurities do not enter the wastewater in the first place.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/16668
DOI: 10.34726/611
Organisation: E166-02-2 - Forschungsgruppe Fluiddynamische Simulation (CFD) 
License: CC BY 4.0 CC BY 4.0
Publication Type: Inproceedings
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