Advanced Processing of Almonds in Dual Cyclone System

John M Fielke
University of South Australia, Australia
School of Engineering

The project aims to understand the performance of existing equipment and provide recommendations for their improvements. In this example the equipment is a commercial pneumatic conveyor. The aim is to redesign it so it can be smaller so it can fit on a trailer that can fit down the orchard rows.

EDEM was used to model the movement of the almonds through the dual cyclone system. The coupled CFD/EDEM study confirmed real tests with the equipment that the second cyclone was redundant and that all of the almonds were separated by the first cyclone.


HIA Horticulture Innovation Australia

EDEM gave results that matched our physical situation.

Professor John M Fielke University of South Australia