Abstract: The foundry industry generates a considerable amount of dust and particulate matter during various manufacturing processes, such as casting, molding, and sanding. These particulates can be harmful to the environment and pose a health hazard to workers. In this study, a cyclone dust collector was designed and developed to capture and remove the dust generated in the foundry.

The cyclone dust collector was designed based on the principles of centrifugal force and was fabricated using mild steel sheets. The collector was equipped with an inlet duct, a cyclone chamber, and an outlet duct, and was installed in a foundry to evaluate its performance. The collected dust The results showed that the cyclone dust collector was able to effectively capture and remove the dust generated in the foundry. The collected dust was also found to be non-hazardous, and can be safely disposed of in a landfill. The developed cyclone dust collector can provide a cost-effective and efficient solution for dust collection in foundries, thereby reducing the health risks associated with the exposure to dust and particulate matter. The design can also be modified and scaled up for use in larger industrial settings.

Keywords: Dust collector, Air pollution control, Cyclone, Abrasive.


PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.10510

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