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    • Effects of Roughness on the Performance of a threaded Zigzag Demister Using RSM and k - w turbulent models

      FARHAD ALAMSHAHI HASSAN RAHIMZADEH1 ROOHOLLAH RAFEE ROOHOLLAH RAFEE M A MOGHIMI POUYAN TALEBIZADEHSARDARI

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      In this paper, the effects of channel roughness on the droplet removal efficiency and pressure drop in a zigzag mist eliminator are investigated. The fluid flow, droplet dispersion and deposition through the demister are modelled using a commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool. The turbulent airflow issimulated using two different Shear-stress Transport (SST) k-w model and Reynolds Stress Model (RSM) with enhanced wall treatment. The Eddy Interaction Model (EIM) is also used to predict the trajectories of thedroplets in the gas flow. The results show that inserting roughness increases the maximum velocity of the gas flow at the bends and enhances the removal efficiency with a little cost of an increase in the pressure drop foreach bend. At the velocity inlet of 2 m/s with 6 lm droplets, the pressure drop and removal efficiency of the threaded zigzag demister with 5 threads increases by 22.7% and 16.08 %, respectively. Moreover, a higher value for the figure of merit is achieved for the threaded demister compared with the smooth unit which means that the effect of higher removal efficiency of the threaded unit is more pronounced than the effect of higher pressure drop showing the advantages of adding threads in demisters

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