A particle separator for use in a conduit for removing solid particles from a particle-laden gas. The particle separator comprises a particle collecting chamber, an inlet port for directing the particle-laden gas into the particle collecting chamber, and an inner deflector positioned at least partially within the particle collecting chamber and downstream of the inlet port. The walls of the particle collecting chamber may include a protrusion protruding toward the inside of the particle collecting chamber cooperating with the inner deflector to recirculate the gas within the particle collecting chamber. The particle separator may also include a sump for storing solid particles that have been captured.
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 This invention was made at least in part with funding from the United States Department of Energy under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40343. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.