Laminar mixing in a SMX static mixer evaluated by positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Static mixers are implemented across many industries and are used for mixing, heating and reacting processes. This paper reports the combined use of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess mixing in the industrially important SMX static mixer geometry. The focus of this study was distributive mixing for a Newtonian fluid, glycerol, flowing in the laminar regime in the standard SMX static mixer. By implementing PEPT and MRI techniques, the work elucidated mixing indices that incorporate both local velocities and concentration fields within the structure of the mixer element at 0.5 mm intervals over a length of nine 1.0L/D SMX elements. The experimental results are placed in context with previously published computational studies for this geometry.
|Journal||Chemical Engineering Science|
|Early online date||30 Jul 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2015|
- Mixing, Static mixer, Velocity, Newtonian, Positron emission particle tracking (PEPT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)