Spray technology ranges from rudimentary (a hose-end nozzle for watering lawns) to rocket science (liquid injectors in rocket engines). Hundreds of different spray nozzles are available for process plant applications. So picking the optimum one can be challenging. However, the right choice can provide important benefits such as reducing the amount of material sprayed, providing a more-consistent product or cutting energy cost. Before getting into nozzle selection, let’s first review some functions that sprays can perform: • generating additional surface area to enhance evaporation, heat transfer or mass transfer;• distributing material over a surface;• dispersing…Full Story
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