Basics of Mist Elimination


Courtesy of Kimre Inc.

Mist eliminators have evolved over the years from packed bed types to knitted mesh mist collectors. Knitted mesh mist eliminators achieve much greater efficiency than the packed bed types where dumped packing is used as a collection device and impingement types where wave-like plates are used to collect mist.

This presentation will discuss the basic concepts of mist elimination, whether the collection device is a knitted mesh type, a dumped packing type, or a waveform type. In addition, the following information will give Kimre customers a better understanding of Kimre’s technology and its advantages over other types of collection devices.

Knitted mesh structures are available in two basic types. The first type is a single-bed for simple entrainment removal and the second type is a more complex two-stage system. The two-stage system is comprised of a coalescer pad followed by an entrainment separator.

The simple entrainment separator can be described simply as a random monofilament, as pictured above. However, the coalescing pad is a little more complex to describe. The fibers in the coalescing pad are very small and are not considered random or oriented in structure. The coalescing pads are specifically designed to function as impaction and interception devices that are very sensitive to velocity and drop size.

The traditional knitted mesh mist eliminators were developed almost twenty years before the unique interlocking structure of the B-GON® Mist Eliminators. B-GON® Mist Eliminators have many advantages over the old fashioned knitted types.

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