Mixing, emulsifying, homogenizing
What kind of mixing processes do you come across in your line of work? And what kind of (Gronfa) equipment would suit your requirements?
In the mixing technology we can differentiate various processes, of which the most common you will find in our portfolio:
- Stirring – slowly mixing or keeping homogeneous, with little shear and turbulence
- Mixing – turbulent mixing
- Dispersing – to cause (particles) to separate uniformly throughout a liquid; the dispersion can be stable or not; a stable dspersion is called a collodial solution
- Suspending – similar to dispersing, but the particles are larger and focus is on working against sedementation
- Emulsifying – the process of high shear-force-mixing leading to a stable emulsion
- Homogenizing – the process of achieving an even distribution of the particles or liquids
- Heat exchange – the process of heating and cooling down; the stirrer will support the heat transfer when e.g. using a heating jacket
In the mixing technology, different types of mixers can create the same result – or the opposite! Below the most common types of Gronfa mixers are listed, related to the mentioned mixing processes.