Emerging technology: Making higher-quality mixtures in less time
The fluidized zone mixer is meeting industry's increased demand for precision mixing by overcoming the transport and segregation problems that often hinder the operation of conventional mixers.
Mixing has been part of industrial processes for more than 100 years. Drum mixers were among the first common industrial mixers, followed by ribbon mixers, Lodige mixers, and Nauta mixers. Table I and the discussion that follows compares some operating characteristics of these mixers.