Particles are separated by buoyant density using a reorienting gradient.
|1||While at rest the rotor is filled, using a pump, with density gradient material.|
|2||During rotor acceleration the density gradient reorients vertically inside the rotor.|
|3||Once at operating speed, product fluid containing the vector particles is pumped into the rotor.|
|4||Vector particles begin to sediment radially and band isopycnically in the gradient. Waste material flows out of the rotor.|
|5||After the product fluid is processed, the rotor is decelerated and brought to a stop. The gradient reorients horizontally while retaining particle separation.|
|6||With the rotor now at rest, the desired separated particles are now ready to be collected.|