Gas - Liquid Separation (by example air / solvent) with porous blanket of wire knitted mesh, or with separator and/or coalescing cartridges.
Degree of Separation :
Since the kinetic energy of a droplet is determined by its velocity and mass, it is obvious that droplet size in an important factor in separation efficiency.
With a “normal bell curve” distribution it can be expected a separation efficiency from 98% to 99.9% using a 6’’ thick mist eliminator, 97% for a cyclonic separator.
150 & 300 lbs
Flow rate :
Separator exist with in/out diameter from 1’’ to 20’’.
Separation process :
Droplets are formed from a saturated vapor, and a random size distribution usually results. As gas flows through the mesh pad the flow streamline are defected by the wires. The inertia of the liquid droplets will be normally too high for them to follow the streamline and they impinge on the wires.
See the separation process with cartridges and cyclonic separator.
Gas liquid separation