Static mixer is a kind of advanced unit equipment, and agitator is different, it has no internal moving parts, the main use of fluid flow and internal units to achieve a variety of fluid mixing and structure of the special design rationality. Compared with other equipment such as orifice column, Venturian tube, agitator and homogenizer, static mixer has the advantages of high efficiency, low energy consumption, small size, less investment and easy continuous production. In static mixer, fluid movement follows the law of "divide-shift-overlap", and displacement plays a major role in the mixing process. The modes of displacement can be divided into two categories: "relative displacement caused by the same cross section flow velocity distribution" and "multi-channel relative displacement". The modes of displacement of different types of mixers are also different. Static mixers are not only applied to the mixing process, but also can be applied to the processes related to mixing and transfer, including gas/gas mixing, liquid/liquid extraction, gas/liquid reaction, enhanced heat transfer and liquid/liquid reaction. Static mixer is widely used in plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining and metallurgy, food, daily chemical, pesticide, cable, petroleum, paper, chemical fiber, biology, environmental protection and other industries. Because the product has low energy consumption, low investment, good effect and quick effect, it has brought considerable economic benefits to users.
How Does A Static Mixer Work?
The mixing elements or fins induce turbulent flow in the mixer housing which mixes chemicals added either ahead of the mixer or through an injection port on the mixer housing. The process media will be mixed 95% within 3D (pipe diameter) of the mixer outlet, this is called the COV or Coefficient of Variation.
Static mixers are aimed at 0.5 or 95% mixing at 3D (pipe diameter) of the mixer outlet.
There is no typical static mixer design, a variety of designs are available to suit specific applications.
Helical coil mixers for the chemical pharmaceutical and food industries. Fin mixers for the water industry - Fin mixers. The mixing elements (foils) of the mixer are mounted on the walls of the mixer housing and are so-called open designs, which means that they are less likely to clog, then the pressure drop is lower than that of a helical coil mixer.
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Benefits of Static Mixer
Static Mixers are built to last using industrial grade materials specifically tailored to your application.
Low-Cost Static Mixers are a low-cost alternative to traditional tank mixers both at purchase and during the mixer's lifetime. There are no running costs associated with operating Static Mixer on top of running your existing pipeline.
Low Energy Requirements Because static mixers are motionless by design, all the energy required to provide a perfect blend is provided by the energy of the flow stream.
No Moving Parts
Unlike traditional mixers, static mixers remain motionless during the mixing process.
Custom-Designed for Your Application Static mixers can be custom-tailored to fit your requirements.
Quick Delivery Maintains complete control over its production process. All static mixers are built in-house at Koflo's manufacturing facility outside Chicago and can be manufactured to meet your project schedule.
Mixing Applications Turbulent Blending The Static Mixer produces rapid mixing by inducing circular patterns that reverse direction at each element intersection.
Laminar Blending The alternating helical elements of the Static Mixer continually divide, stretch and reorient the flow stream to produce complete mixing with minimum pressure drop.
Liquid/Liquid Dispersion The uniform turbulent shear field of the Static Mixer quickly disperses immiscible liquids and produces a narrow drop size distribution.
Gas Liquid Dispersion Gases can be incorporated into turbulent liquids using the Static Mixer. Mass transfer rates are dramatically enhanced to maximize absorption or reaction.