Fiber Beds

Application: When extremely small particles are present, the energy required for scrubbing may increase tremendously. If the particles are oil, liquid aerosol such as acid mist, a soluble salt, or similar substances, a fiber bed may be the answer.

The principal of operation involves passing the particulate laden gas stream at a low velocity through highly compressed fiberglass matting. The result is the removal of particles below 1 micron. The lower the velocity, the better the performance. Gas normally enters at the bottom of the vessel and passes upward through the special filters. The captured mist, plasticizer or other liquid drains from the filter surface by gravity.