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.

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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 successive element.


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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