A coalescer wetting system which aids in the removal of salt from salt-laden combustion air has been developed under Office of Naval Research sponsorship. Conventional demisters, though effective in the removal of water, still allow large amounts of salt to pass through the coalescer. The salt creates corrosion and fouling problems in gas turbine engines, power plants and other machinery operating in proximity to salt water. The new wetting system sprays fresh water on the coalescer from fresh water spray bars. The water dilutes the salinity of the moisture in the air and aids in the formation of large water droplets, thereby increasing the demister efficiency. Fresh water can be obtained in ships by using the heat of the engine exhaust to distill sea water.

  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00183179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Navy Technology Transfer Fact Sheet
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM