Visualizing Micromixing of Highly Viscous Liquids in a Holl-Reactor®

When continuously feeding a second liquid component through a side entry into a Holl-Reactor®, such as molasses to a first component, for example milk, the unique shear-film effect in micro-mixing of chemical reagents can be simulated and visualized as shown below:


1 second
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500 rpm rotor speed

0.5 L/min feed rate of each component

After 2 seconds
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at 1000 rpm

After 3 seconds
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at 2000 rpm

After 4 seconds
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at 0.5 L/min and at 3000 rpm