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Project ID: ENK5-CT-2001-00540
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Germany

T-Junction as water-steam phase separator

A simple T-junction has been tested as a phase separator to separate liquid from gas. Tests have been performed with a 5cm inner diameter T-junction that is oriented with the main arm horizontal and the side arm directed vertically upwards. The flow media were liquid water and air at pressures between 1 and 2 bar. Separation efficiency and pressure loss were evaluated. As a result it is observed that the separation efficiency can be significantly improved if the whole T-junction is slightly inclined downwards. Separation of more than 90% of the liquid is feasible if the flow at the inlet of the T-junction is stratified to wavy.

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GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Linder Höhe
51147 KOELN
Germany
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