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Excessive water carryover into our fume scrubber

December 2, 2008

Hi There Experts,

Just want your expert advise on Scrubbers.

We are having problems on our scrubbers, the problem is we are experiencing excessive water carry over on our scrubbers at full capacity even though it was designed with a mist eliminator the water carry over is so strong its looks like its raining that all day long the flooring around are filthy wet.

Thanks you for your expert advise...

Peter Remo
Technician - Laguna, Philippines

December 3, 2008

Bad design or you have more CFM of airflow than it was designed for. The cheapest fix is to add a centrifugal separator on the stack with a drain line to the waste water system. Plan B would be to add a mesh pad separator which may not be available in your country.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

December 22, 2008

Hi Peter,

You didn't give the airflow, did you? Naughty !

Normally, for mass transfer scrubbers one uses min.3 to max.5 gpm per l,000 cfm.

A separator? Yes, but try the blade type like a T-120/2 ... I have over 3 million cfm of these being used mainly in competition with mass transfer scrubbers.

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