Applications of Membrane Hydrocyclone Recovery of Silicon Carbide Powder


  • Yen-Cheng Tsai Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Chen-Yang Hsu Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Rome-Ming Wu Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan



separation, recovery, membrane, hydrocyclone, classification


This work investigated the possibility of using membrane hydrocyclone as a separator to recover the silicon carbide powder. The weight percentage of silicon carbide powder is 62.9%. Classifying these powders by a 2.5 cm-diameter hydrocyclone that equips membrane tube in the center position, overflow and underflow are obtained. The results of the primary separation show that the overflow and underflow are about half of the proportion of solid, but silicon carbide powder content in the overflow is higher. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the recovery of silicon carbide powder contained in the overflow.


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How to Cite

Y.-C. Tsai, C.-Y. Hsu, and R.-M. Wu, “Applications of Membrane Hydrocyclone Recovery of Silicon Carbide Powder”, Proc. eng. technol. innov., vol. 14, pp. 39–44, Jan. 2020.