Mixing Mechanics: A mixing resource
In this month's column, I'm going to tell you about a mixing resource that you might want to add to your reference bookshelf if you conduct any kind of mixing or blending in your plant. Handbook of Industrial Mixing: Science and Practice, edited by Edward L. Paul, Victor A. Atiemo-Obeng, and Suzanne M. Kresta (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) is a weighty tome of 1,440 pages containing mountains of both theoretical and practical information. It’s accompanied by a CD-ROM that has 50 video clips and animations of various mixing applications. The book recently was named best new PSP engineering book by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers.
Sponsored by the North American Mixing Forum, an organization of mixing professionals in both industry and academia, the book has 22 chapters written by various authors. Each chapter contains some sections focusing on theory and others focusing on practice.