I want to design a mixing tank to prepare a slurry of very fine catalysts in water. This tank will have an agitator to keep solids suspended. In this case how would you consider the vortex height generated during mixing?
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Dave Dickey Forum Moderator 275 Posts
Re: Designing a Mixing Tank21 February 2008 at 1:29pmIf you want to suspend solids, the best advice is to not have a vortex. For solids suspension, you want baffles or an angle-offset mounting to minimize or eliminate the vortex. If you have a vortex on the surface, you will likely have a pile of solids in the middle on the bottom. Your agitator should pump downward to sweep the solids off the bottom.