Let’s try and understand the term. The two most used and standard type of deaerators in use in industries today are that of the spray type deaerator and the tray type deaerator. In the simplest understandable terms, the device could have something to do with airing or airing out its contents. But because it is also facilitating a mini-gulf stream of water, it is also being associated with some or another cleansing process.
Perhaps a better way to understand and appreciate the term and its purpose is to consider the type of industries that would have a use for tray and spray type deaerators. The distinction between spray and tray type would also have to take into account the type of product or material being washed over. And then there is the matter of size. Generally speaking, the deaerators are industrial sized.
That means, of course, that they are fairly large. It may have less to do with the kind of product and material being handled and more to do with the volumes that industrial users are intent on handling. Smaller deaerators should, of course, always be on the manufacturing floor. These will be handling specialist businesses. These will be handling sensitive materials. And there is perhaps more manual control available for those users who wish to have that.
It is like panhandling for gold in the old pioneering days. The soil is sifted and silted. And then the stones are washed. They are sifted out too. And then, if let’s say, you’ve struck gold, the cleansing process begins in all earnest. And interestingly enough, the deaerating processes will be used quite extensively in the minerals processing business still to this day. These minerals need to be prepared for use in new technologies that form part of what is now known as the fourth industrial revolution.