Separations technology applications
In any process where gas and liquid come into contact, the gas will entrain some liquid droplets. These mists can cause process inefficiencies, product loss, and serious equipment damage.

 

 

 

Uses of mist eliminators
The formation of mists in gas streams often results in process inefficiencies and/or product loss in equipment such as knockout drums, distillation columns, evaporators, and environmental scrubbers. Mists can also cause serious damage to downstream equipment.
 
The following examples can help you evaluate the benefits that a properly designed mist eliminator can provide to your operations.
 
Reduce loss of valuable chemicals
Mist eliminators markedly cut glycol, amine, or solvent consumption in absorption and regeneration towers.
 
Increase throughput capacity
Mist eliminators allow significant increase in throughput anywhere gases and liquids come into contact in process equipment.
 
Improve product purity
Mist eliminators prevent contamination of side draws and overheads in refinery atmospheric and vacuum towers and other distillation columns.
 
Eliminate contamination
Mist eliminators prevent the poisoning of expensive downstream catalysts or provide boiler feed water quality condensate from evaporator overheads.
 
Provide equipment protection
Mist eliminators protect turbine, blower and compressor blades, which eliminates serious maintenance problems.
 
Prevent air pollution
Mist eliminators help reduce droplet emissions to environmentally acceptable levels.