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Common Types of Mist Eliminators for Wet Scrubbers

Date: 2023-01-16 | Author: Christine McAniff

Mist Eliminators are essential components of wet scrubbers, making them an important factor to consider when selecting a wet scrubber for an industrial application. Mist eliminators, including those using mesh pads, are typically used to remove droplets of water or other liquids from a gas stream, thus improving the efficiency of a wet scrubber.

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What Do Mist Eliminators Do?

The role of mist eliminators in wet scrubbers is to control the particle size and mass flow of the scrubbed gas stream. This is done by trapping and removing droplets of water and other liquids that would otherwise be entrained in the gas stream. By removing these particles, mist eliminators help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a wet scrubber.

Common Types of Mist Eliminators

Common types of mist eliminators used in wet scrubbers include mesh, wire mesh mist eliminators, vane mist eliminators, and fiber bed mist eliminators.

Wire mesh mist eliminators are designed with two layers of mesh that trap and remove droplets from the gas stream. The outer layer is designed to disperse entrained droplets, while the inner layer is designed to capture the dispersed droplets and prevent them from re-entering the gas stream.

Vane mist eliminators use angled plates to disperse and capture droplets. These plates create turbulence in the gas stream, which causes droplets to be dispersed and removed from the stream by the vane edges.

Fiber bed mist eliminators use a bed of fibers to capture droplets as they pass through the bed.

Selecting the Best Mist Eliminator

There are several advantages associated with using mist eliminators in wet scrubbers. Mist eliminators can reduce particle emissions by trapping and removing droplets from a gas stream, thus improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a wet scrubber. Additionally, mist eliminators can improve the quality of exhaust gases by preventing particles from being re-entrained in the gas stream.

When selecting a mist eliminator for a wet scrubber, there are several factors to consider. These include flow rate, pressure drop, space requirements, and cost. It is also important to ensure that the mist eliminator is designed for the type of application it will be used in and that it is properly sized for the application. Additionally, it is important to select a high-quality mist eliminator that is designed for long-term use and offers low maintenance requirements.

If you are looking for a high-quality mesh pad mist eliminator for your wet scrubber application, contact Kimre for more information about their wide selection of mesh pads.

Kimre’s mesh pads are designed for long-term use with low maintenance requirements, making them an ideal choice for industrial applications requiring effective mist elimination.

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