Regulation of hydrocyclone parameters to improve the quality of water purification on drip irrigation systems

Document Type : Research Paper


Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Water Economy, LLP, Taraz, Kazakhstan



The reliability of drip irrigation systems depends on the quality of water purification of the water sources used. The degree of its purification is a particularly important factor affecting the performance of all components of irrigation systems, including droppers. The purpose of the study was to assess the applicability of a hydrocyclone with adjustable parameters to improve the quality of water purification in drip irrigation systems. The research was carried out using the method of comparative tests of various configurations of sections of the inlet pipe of the hydrocyclone, considering changes in their angle of inclination along the vertical plane and changes in the depth of immersion of the drain pipe. By changing the configuration of the inlet pipe of the hydrocyclone, the angle of deviation along the vertical (θº) and horizontal (φº) planes, as well as the depth of immersion of the drain pipe (ac), the effect on the distribution of the flow rates between the discharge holes required for the quality of cleaning has been established. It has been found that the greatest clarification of water is provided with the semicircular shape of the inlet pipe, with the inclination of the inlet pipe along the vertical plane θº = 20 ... 40, with the immersion of the drain pipe to the interface plane of the cylindrical and conical parts of the hydrocyclone.


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