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A Closer Look at the Technology Behind Mist Eliminations

Date: 2023-03-23 | Author: Christine McAniff

When designed properly, custom engineered Mesh Mist Eliminators and Fiber Bed Filters will provide the final user with many years of optimal performance and minimal maintenance requirements.

Kimre™ Clean Air technology has been designing custom mesh pad mist eliminators since 1973. Our sophisticated line of mist eliminators such as our B-GON® Mist Eliminator is available in the widest range of fiber diameters in the industry, from the finest (0.05 mm / 0.002”) to the coarsest (0.94 mm / 0.037”) and has been used in more than 40,000 installations worldwide.

Candle Filters

It is imperative to do your research when choosing a mist eliminator company for your filtration needs. Should your application require a mesh pad filter or a fiber bed mist eliminator, there are many reputable vendors. For over 50 years, Kimre has been known for being a world leader in innovative products, including custom fiber bed filters.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the technology behind fiber bed candle filters and mist eliminators, their applications, and how they contribute to meeting stringent emission requirements and regulations.

Understanding Candle Filters:

In Scrubber Systems, mist eliminators of different styles play a crucial role in the overall performance of the vessel. Fiber Bed Filters play a crucial role in creating a safer and healthier environment, particularly for submicron filtration. These filters can offer 99.9% of particle collection. They are optimal in flow rates of 10 CFM to 250,000 CFM (15 Cubic Meters/Hr to 425,000 Cubic Meters/Hr).

Candle filters, also known as Fiber Bed Filters, are highly efficient for the filtration and separation of gases and liquids. They are constructed using a cylindrical vessel composed of multiple filter elements. Ideally, these elements should consist of quality materials. Depending on the design, the candle filter will consist of a structural inner cage, outer cage, and an end plate. Cage materials could include carbon steel, alloys, FRP and plastic. Between the inner cage and outer cage is the filter media. The media usually consists of fiberglass, polyester, or polypropylene. Proper filtration media will be determined based on the identified particulate that needs to be collected. The fibers create a tortuous path, causing impurities to impact and adhere to their surfaces, ultimately draining as clean liquid.

Key Features and Benefits of Candle Filters:

  • High Filtration Efficiency: Candle filters are extremely efficient in the removal of sub-micron-sized particles from the gas stream. This ensures enhanced process efficiency in various industries and applications. Candle filters can be used in a variety of applications, including organic applications such as, asphalt roofing products, compressed air & gasses, food processing (vegetable oil & lard frying. Other applications include metal machining, oil mist plasticizer, rotating equipment, lube oil and reservoir urethane. Candel filters are also used in chemical processing, such as in sulfuric acid, chlorine, and hydrogen (Chlor-Alkali), pulp and paper, semi-conductor, acid storage and vent tanks, platinum recovery, polymerization, and styrene & urethane.
  • Their versatility makes them a preferred choice for diverse industrial processes.
    Candle filters are known for their compact design, making them suitable for installations with space constraints. They can be easily integrated into existing systems, providing a seamless filtration solution.

Fiber Bed Mist Eliminators: Advanced Air Cleaning Technology

In addition to fiber bed mist eliminators, Kimre offers custom designed mesh mist eliminators. These mist eliminators are composed of layers of material specially designed to capture liquid droplets and particulate matter from gas streams.

Significant Features and Applications of Mesh Pad Mist Eliminators:

  • Kimre can custom design mesh pad mist eliminators that can handle the widest range of gas velocities and contaminant levels. They excel in the removal of mist and droplets from gas stream and offer efficient performance ensures compliance with stringent emission regulations while offering the highest collection efficiency of ANY mesh-type media: 99+% @ 1 µm. Our mesh pad mist eliminators provide collection efficiencies for mist droplets down to 3-5 microns in size but can have limited liquid handling capabilities and are susceptible to fouling from insoluble contaminants.
  • Custom mesh pad fabrication conforms to any vessel configuration and orientation. Composite pads of various mesh styles allow for optimization of efficiency, pressure drop, and pluggage resistance while offering lower pressure drops than traditional knitted mesh.
  • The custom mesh mist eliminators are engineered using a wide range of high-quality materials of construction, including polypropylene, PVDF, ETFE and PFA, to meet any level of temperature and corrosion requirements.
  • These materials ensure durability and longevity in the most demanding environments. This longevity translates to cost-effectiveness and prolonged system reliability. The media is cleanable & reusable for extended service life in the harshest environments.


Candle filters and custom designed mesh mist eliminators have revolutionized modern filtration systems, providing effective and efficient solutions for air purification. Kimre offers extensive expertise and innovative designs. By utilizing candle filters and custom mesh mist eliminators, manufacturing companies can achieve cleaner air, meet stringent emission requirements, and create a safer and healthier working environment.

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