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Re: Is a UDIF impeller suitable?8 February 2012 at 1:29pm
A UDIF (Up-Down Interference Flow) impeller could work for up to 8,000 cp, although impeller type is not the only factor. The rotational speed, impeller diameter, tank diameter, and process requirements are also factors. Emulsion polymerization is difficult to predict as a category of processing, since surfactant, temperature, and other chemistry all interact and affect the process. The UDIF impeller is not a wrong answer, but the impeller type is not the only factor affecting emulsion polymerization.
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We have been using a UDIF agitator for emulsion polymerization mixing for 1cp to 8,000 cp. Is this type of agitator suitable for mixing?
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