Determination of mixing time by colourimetric diagnosis—Application to a new mixing system

Determination of mixing time by colourimetric diagnosis—Application to a new mixing system A method for determining mixing times in a transparent stirred vessel for highly viscous fluids has been developed. The method involves a chemical decolourization with two acid-base indicators and a colourimetric diagnosis of digital images, deduced from a video captured during the mixing process. The advantages of the method developed are:(1) there is no disturbance of the fluid flow, and (2) measuring and determination of the degree of homogeneity is relatively effortless and cheap since it requires only a standard colour camera and commercial software for digital image analysis. This paper describes protocols for carrying this method out. In addition, examples of experimental results obtained for a standard impeller (of the helical ribbon agitator type) and a new piece of mixing equipment are given and discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Determination of mixing time by colourimetric diagnosis—Application to a new mixing system

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2004 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Engineering
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-003-0741-7
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Abstract

A method for determining mixing times in a transparent stirred vessel for highly viscous fluids has been developed. The method involves a chemical decolourization with two acid-base indicators and a colourimetric diagnosis of digital images, deduced from a video captured during the mixing process. The advantages of the method developed are:(1) there is no disturbance of the fluid flow, and (2) measuring and determination of the degree of homogeneity is relatively effortless and cheap since it requires only a standard colour camera and commercial software for digital image analysis. This paper describes protocols for carrying this method out. In addition, examples of experimental results obtained for a standard impeller (of the helical ribbon agitator type) and a new piece of mixing equipment are given and discussed.

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 16, 2003

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