Many process air and gas stream problems involve mist carryover and mist eliminator plugging. This often results in reduced product yield, excessive energy usage, corrosion of plant equipment, shorter- than-expected equipment and catalyst life, shortened plant run times, and/or not meeting output capacity requirements.
Mist eliminator basics
Any time a liquid comes into intimate contact with a flowing gas – as happens in many manufacturing processes – the entrainment of liquid droplets into the gas stream generates a mist. This mist can result in process inefficiencies, product losses and equipment damage.