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Increasing the capacity of high-efficiency diffusion fiber beds in smelter gas plants

Abstract

There are many available options to help increase capacity in existing sulfuric acid plants. Several advancements in de bottlenecking mist eliminator installations have been made over the years that resulted in increased plant production. Diffusion fiber bed devices, which collect particles by interception and impaction, also provide high-efficiency removal of fine submicrometer particles by Brownian diffusion. This article considers how to increase the capacity of diffusion fiber bed mist eliminators.

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Ziebold, S.A., Azwell, D.E. Increasing the capacity of high-efficiency diffusion fiber beds in smelter gas plants. JOM 58, 59–62 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-006-0204-8

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Keywords

  • Mist
  • Brownian Diffusion
  • Drainage Layer
  • Design Velocity
  • Increase Plant Production