Mist eliminators are designed and fabricated to remove entrained liquid from air/gas streams. The effective use of mist eliminators reduces the loss of valuable liquids, increases throughput capacity, improves product purity, reduces and or prevents environmental pollution and stops downstream corrosion.
The majority of mist eliminators fall in four basic classes: knitted mesh pad, vane assemblies of chevron shaped blades, cyclones and rolled fiber candles.
The knitted mesh pad provides the required separation efficiency at the lowest installed cost. The mesh pad consists of a rolled or stacked knitted mesh circular shape with a top and bottom support grid sized to fit the I.D. of a particular housing. The knitted mesh is readily available in several densities of stainless steel, polypropylene, PVDF or Teflon. Co-knit mesh pads are available with a mixture of stainless steel and synthetic fibers. Mesh pads fabricated from exotic alloys can be fabricated for highly corrosive environments.
The chevron shaped vane mist eliminator is used primarily where the mist stream contains large droplets or a high liquid load. In most cases vane mist eliminators work better in high gas velocity streams and also those with extremely viscous liquids. Low pressure drop requirements and corrosion issues oftentimes produce a requirement for vane type systems.
Filter Resources can provide mist eliminators in all types, sizes and materials of construction.