Amine contactors
Amine solutions are used to remove acidic components, such as H2S and CO2, from process gases. To maximize process efficiency, it is important to incorporate vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid separation technology in the operation.

Feed drum
Locating a DEMISTER® mist eliminator in the feed drum prevents the entrainment of heavy hydrocarbon components into the absorber where they can cause fouling, foaming, and deterioration of the circulating amine solvent.
 
Absorber tower
Koch-Glitsch has designed several high efficiency DEMISTER® mist eliminators for the top of the absorber tower that minimize the loss of valuable amine solvent from the top of the tower. These mist eliminators usually have a payback time of only a few months based on reduction of amine losses.
 
Flash drum
DEMISTER® mist eliminators located on the vent line from the flash drum minimize the contamination of downstream equipment as well as the loss of valuable amine solvent.
 
Liquid-liquid coalescing media in the flash drum can help the separation of any heavy oils entrained in the amine solvent which deteriorate the performance of the solvent and if carried to the stripper tower can cause foaming and fouling.

Stripper tower
DEMISTER® mist eliminators located in the top of the stripper tower minimize the contamination of downstream equipment as well as the loss of valuable amine solvent.