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The Facts About Production and Pollution

Date: 2019-08-08 | Author: Christine MacAniff

As the population grows, so does the need for products and consumption, meaning the environmental impact is occurring at a rapid rate. Everything from water, to food to energy will be produced at facilities that are surely going to need to invest in expensive pollution control mechanisms. For example, it is very common to need to control the separation from liquid to vapor. Think about what your family consumes in a day. Many of our day to day products are made in factories that cause negative impacts on the environment. For example, all agricultures practices have been found to have a variety of astronomical effects on the environment, one being extreme air pollution. In the production of fertilizers which are used to grow the food that we eat is great cause of pollution.

With all of this said, for companies that are in the business of producing of any product, investing in air pollution control equipment will be a top priority. The connection between emissions into the environment and the system from which they are emitted weighs heavily on production practices. An optimally functioning system means less down time, less pollution and less waste. A well-designed abatement system consists of a combination of scrubbers and mist eliminators. Certain compounds can be extremely corrosive to materials and even be considered toxic. It has been proven that exposure to chemicals can cause diverse reactions ranging from physiological to systemic effects.

How does pollution abatement work?

Mist eliminators or demisting is the removal of entrained liquid droplets or oil-mist carryover from a vapor stream. Entrained liquid does not consist of same-sized droplets, but as a broad range of droplet sizes. These are then assumed to be a “Average” droplet size for design purposes. To accurately determine the droplet median size, factors such as the location, application, process and mechanism must be taken into consideration.

Mist eliminators are just one component of a uniquely designed system. In theory, an ideally designed mist eliminator will feature high collection efficiency, low pressure drop, various medias and styles, and above all easy installation and removal for cleaning and access.

Other factors that need to be considered include the distance between the mist eliminator and the locations of the outlet and nozzles. If there will be other internals, the dimensions and where the manway is located will also be taken into consideration.

Who makes a good mist eliminator?

When considering the mist eliminator design, the price point should be considered as well as the mist eliminator manufacturer. The benefits of a mist eliminator are numerous, yet not all mist eliminators are designed and manufactured equally. Furthermore, mist eliminator suppliers must be vetted for past project success or ruled out for a history of failure. Kimre has a proven track record, our mist eliminators can work in new or existing systems and are designed to met performance requirements of the client and the specific application.

We have been designing and manufacturing mist eliminators for over 40 years, we are known for being a reputable and trusted mist eliminator supplier. The engineers and applications specialist at Kimre have been designing mist eliminators that have been operating around the globe for decades and we would like to work with your company to solve your needs as well.