Analysis and optimization of Kenics static mixers

O.S. Galaktionov, P.D. Anderson, G.W.M. Peters, H.E.H. Meijer

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Abstract

The mapping approach is applied to study the distributive mixing in the, in industry widely used,Kenics static mixer. The flexibility of the mapping method makes it possible to study and compare thousandsof different mixer layouts and perform optimization with respect to macroscopic homogenizationefficiency and interface generation. In the paper two different designs of the mixer are investigated. Theconventional mixer with sequentially different twisted blades and a design where the twist direction ismaintained constant. In both cases the blade twist angle is varied. Recommendations are given in thechoice of the design of the mixer dependent on the desired structure or mixing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-150
JournalInternational Polymer Processing
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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