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Offline Geezer

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What happens to immiscible fluids in a vortex?
« on: 28/06/2010 23:12:34 »
If we create a vortex in water and add a small amount of oil to the surface of the water, will the oil be drawn towards the vortex and remain in the vortex, or will it tend to spread over the surface of the water as it would if there was no vortex?


 

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What happens to immiscible fluids in a vortex?
« Reply #1 on: 28/06/2010 23:41:10 »
This is the same principle that a cream separator uses.  The lighter oil will go toward the center and if properly set up could be drawn off from the mass.  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/06/2010 23:43:37 »
Kevin has beaten you to it Geezer, (let's hope it's better than his acting  :) )
« Last Edit: 28/06/2010 23:45:12 by RD »
 

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What happens to immiscible fluids in a vortex?
« Reply #3 on: 28/06/2010 23:58:13 »
Kevin has beaten you to it Geezer, (let's hope it's better than his acting  :) )

A man that dances with wolves can't be all bad.  In addition, his bad acting earned him at least $20,000,000 which he used to start this company which is extracting oil from water in the gulf.  Not bad acting I would say. Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan
« Last Edit: 29/06/2010 00:36:14 by Joe L. Ogan »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/06/2010 00:04:59 »
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[hydrocyclone] applications include:

   * In industry to separate oil from water or vice versa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocyclone
 

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What happens to immiscible fluids in a vortex?
« Reply #5 on: 29/06/2010 00:33:56 »
Kevin has beaten you to it Geezer, (let's hope it's better than his acting  :) )

I was thinking of something on a "slightly" larger scale as a means of preventing spread rather than capture.
 

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