Apparatus made of wire mesh or glass fibre which is used to help remove acid mist as in the manufacture of sulfuric acid. Demisters are also components of wet arrestment plants.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2183
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