THE ADVANTAGE OF VISIMIX IN LIQUID–LIQUID MIXING
The VisiMix option is used to model the mixture of liquids that are not soluble in each other (emulsification) in chemical process technology.
Once the mixing tank, mixing system, and average physical properties data are entered, to model mixing in liquid–liquid systems, additional data on phase properties also must be entered. VisiMix requests this information when addressing any questions or parameters in the sub-menu Liquid–Liquid Mixing for the first time.
Once the data are entered, VisiMix allows you to quickly calculate the main mixing parameters for this process.
Complete/incomplete emulsification: This option is used to check directly the conditions for complete emulsification. If complete emulsification is achieved, then VisiMix issues a message informing you that no separation of the emulsion is expected. If complete emulsification is not achieved, then VisiMix issues a message warning of possible separation of the emulsion.
Other important parameters can be calculated as well as the following: kinetics of drop break-up; mean drop size; Sauter mean drop size; specific mass transfer area; distribution of drops by diameter; mean micro mixing time inside the drop; micro mixing time for the disperse phase; and frequency of coalescence.
Last but not least, VisiMix allows you to use the following options:
– Scaling-up/down procedure using the modeling capabilities of the VisiMix program. Purpose of the operation: transfer of a technological process from a prototype mixing tank to a geometrically similar target mixing tank of different size.
– Process Analysis/Comparative assessment for comparing the performance of mixing operations carried out in mixers of different design, different scale, and/or different regimes. The results of the comparison of different projects are organized in the form of a set of tables and graphs that contain values of the VisiMix input and output parameters.
The Influence of Mixing in the Process
New methodology using VisiMix software for the purpose of checking the influence of mixing in the processes.
VisiMix Demo Operation
Learning how to input data into the VisiMix software and get results the will help us understand the influence of mixing in our processes.
Learning how to set up the relevant experiments at the lab scale, to develop the processes from an engineering point of view.