Wire Mesh Demisters are widely used when a effective separation between liquid and solid phase is very important in order to obtain cheap and efficient industrial processes.
This kind of separators are made by a alveolar structure of wire mesh obtained by the superposition of several layers of a tubular sock. This sock is weaved by very thin wires (usually with a diameter inferior to 0,3 mm) and that allows to obtain a structure with high free volume (usually > 95%), a big active surface with a low density of the mesh allowing a saving about used material and costs.
Wire mesh separators are used for example:
1. to purify gasses;
2. to eliminate liquids that could damage the production processes;
3. to prevent problems to the plant structures;
4. to prevent dangerous emissions for the environment;
5. to recover expensive liquids.