Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 1301–1311 | Cite as

Effect of drainage channel dimensions on the performance of wave-plate mist eliminators

  • Mohammad Hadi Hamedi Estakhrsar
  • Roohollah RafeeEmail author
Separation Technology, Thermodynamics


We investigated the effects of drainage channel dimensions on droplet removal efficiency and pressure drop of the gas droplet flow in a wave-plate mist eliminator. Droplet dispersion in turbulent gas flows is numerically simulated using eddy interaction model (EIM) and Eulerian-Lagrangian method. Reynolds stress transport model (RSTM) with enhanced wall treatment and shear stress transport (SST) k-ω model are used for simulating the turbulent airflow. Comparison between the numerical simulations and available experimental data shows that eddy lifetime constant (C L ) can affect the results significantly, and by selecting suitable values of the eddy lifetime constant, both turbulence models give reasonable predictions of droplet removal efficiency. Simulations of gas droplet flow in the eliminators with various drainage channel dimensions show that the drainage channel length (L DC ) has a greater effect on droplet removal efficiency than the drainage channel width (W DC ).

Key words

Numerical Simulation Wave-plate MistEliminator Drainage Channel Dimensions Removal Efficiency Eddy Lifetime Constant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Hadi Hamedi Estakhrsar
    • 1
  • Roohollah Rafee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringSemnan UniversitySemnanIran

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