Kenics Static Mixer
The Colorful Fluid Mixing Gallery
This image shows the concentration distribution on the surface of a Kenics static mixer. It was
created in cooperation with Dr. Richard D. LaRoche at SGI/Cray. The Kenics mixer consists of a
number of left and right-hand helical elements. The fluid enters on the bottom left hand side of the
image. A red tracer is injected in the center. After six elements the fluid is almost fully mixed. The
simulation was performed using Fluent from Fluent, Inc., and the image was created using
EnSight from CEI, Inc.
This image shows the concentration distribution in the same mixer as above in various cross
sections. The five cross sections on each line show the concentration distribution in each
This image was created by Dr. Mark F. Reeder at Chemineer, Inc. It is an experimental
visualization, using laser induced fluorescence (LIF), of the dispersion of a 100 mPa-s viscosity
liquid in water. The additive enters as a single stream (blue) on the left hand side. The dispersion
of the additive is shown after 4, 8 14, and 20 elements.
This is another LIF visualization created by Dr. Mark F. Reeder at Chemineer, Inc. It shows the
concentration of an additive after several helical elements in transitional flow.
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Last Updated March 14, 1998 by André Bakker
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