A hydrocyclone is an equipment which is utilized to separate particles from liquid by using the centrifugal force that fluid pressure generates. During the process larger particles are removed from underflow, water and fine particles are removed from overflow. Hydrocyclones provide highly precise classification by separating the particles. This feature of equipment prevents the loss of precious minerals. Also the energy provided by centrifugal force, decreases the energy consumption.
The material type of hydrocyclone made is very important because the equipment can be exposed to corrosive substance, pressure or heat. For the operations with thrusting substances, ceramic and metal is suitable. Also by inserting ceramic or rubber liners extends the life of equipment.