ew 22(38): e1

Research Article

Classification of Separation Equipment by Design and Technological Features

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.18-8-2021.170676,
        author={Vitalii Ivanov and Ivan Pavlenko and Dagmar Caganova and Oleksandr Liaposhchenko and Maryna Demianenko and Yevhenii Lobov and Oleksandr Golokhvost},
        title={Classification of Separation Equipment by Design and  Technological Features},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        keywords={modular separation device, technological classification, flexible assembly},
  • Vitalii Ivanov
    Ivan Pavlenko
    Dagmar Caganova
    Oleksandr Liaposhchenko
    Maryna Demianenko
    Yevhenii Lobov
    Oleksandr Golokhvost
    Year: 2021
    Classification of Separation Equipment by Design and Technological Features
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-8-2021.170676
Vitalii Ivanov1,*, Ivan Pavlenko1, Dagmar Caganova2, Oleksandr Liaposhchenko1, Maryna Demianenko1, Yevhenii Lobov1, Oleksandr Golokhvost1
  • 1: Sumy State University, 2, Rymskogo-Korsakova St., 40007, Sumy, Ukraine
  • 2: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, 5, Vazovova St., 81107, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
*Contact email: ivanov@tmvi.sumdu.edu.ua


Production range increasing causes many obstacles to ensure the work of the chemical industry. Production must respond quickly to the slightest change and must be customer-oriented. Due to this, there is a general trend towards increasing production flexibility by introducing modular systems. Thus, there is a need to classify existing solutions to develop flexible systems based on them. The article contains the analysis of chemical industry development tendencies, a methodology of research of modular separation devices, and their classification by design and technological features. The study result is a design and technological classification with a code that can optimize various separation devices. As a result of experimental research, preliminary and acceptance tests of experimental samples, the main hydrodynamic and separation characteristics of modular separation devices and combined multifunctional separators are determined: hydraulic resistance 0.15–2.00 kPa for units and 15–30 kPa for devices; effective capture of particles from the size of 5 μm; efficiency of separate stages of modular separation devices is about 70–90 %; efficiency of combined multifunctional separators is approximately 99.5–99.9 %. The offered multipurpose separators equipped with dynamically regulated modular separation devices do not concede to world analogs by the main technical characteristics of combined multistage separators worldwide.