A dust collecting device. A cyclone precipitator consists of a cylindrical chamber placed over a cone shaped funnel. Air is rapidly drawn through the cylinder forming a vortex. Centrifugal force pulls the heavier particles to the outer walls while the clean air escapes down a central tube. Cyclone precipitators are used in industry and to reduce smoke stack emissions. They are not considered effective enough for dust removal in museum use (Kuhn 1986).
Synonyms and Related Terms
Staubabscheider (Deut.); précipitateur à cyclone (Fr.); precipitador por ciclone (Port.)
H.Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986.