Jung-Hun Noh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Min-Cheol Cho1, Seung-Jong Lee2 

1 Institute for Advanced Engineering, AI & Mechanical System Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
2 Institute for Advanced Engineering, Plant Process Development Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Received: March 24, 2023
Revised: March 24, 2023
Accepted: April 24, 2023

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Noh, J.H., Cho, M.C., Lee, S.J. (2024). Performance Improvement of Wave Plate Mist Eliminator through Geometry Modification. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.230067



In this study, the geometry of a popular wave plate type mist eliminator used in the wet flue gas desulfurization process was improved. Subsequently, the equipment was fabricated and experimentally evaluated. A mist eliminator is a type of inertial particle collector, whose collection efficiency is proportional to the velocity of the gas phase. However, as the amount of re-entrainment is also proportional to the gas phase velocity, the gas phase flow rate is limited. Re-entrainment is one of the most crucial issues in a mist eliminator and likely to occur as the input of the liquid phase and flow rate of the gas phase increase. To resolve this problem, the projection angle of the improved mist eliminator is modified by 30° compared to that of the conventional one while maintaining the cross-section. Under low flow rate conditions, the modified mist eliminator showed a similar pressure drop and overall collection efficiency compared to those of the conventional equipment. However, under conditions where re-entrainment was significant, the modified mist eliminator showed better performance in draining droplets than the conventional one. As a result, the modified mist eliminator attained higher overall collection efficiency.

Keywords: Collection efficiency, Droplet, Flue gas desulfurization, Mist eliminator

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