Mist or fog patterns are characterised as having the fluid finely atomised with little or no momentum.
Misting spray nozzles produce homogeneous fog that will largely be directed by any surrounding air flows rather than by the nozzle itself. There are two design types that produce this pattern: impingement and small orifice.
Misting nozzles are characterised by their very small droplet size and relatively small flow rate. The pressure of the incoming fluid is used to drive the atomisation process. Higher liquid pressures produce increasingly finer droplets.
Misting spray nozzles are commonly used in:
Mist and coating of supermarket produce, especially fruit and vegetables and other foodstuffs
Moisten paper, water plants
Compost piles of crushed products
Produce fog effects for theatrical productions
Spray oil mist for coating and lubricating bearings