Static Mixer Utilizes Cross-Stream Mixing and Flow Splitting
For applications involving fluids with extreme viscosity or volume ratios, the most common limiting factor in static mixer design is allowable length. The Kenics KMX-V static mixer, the latest addition to the Chemineer Inc. product line, is suitable for various applications. It features a design that maximizes mixing per unit length for laminar flow and high/low viscosity ratio applications.
The KMX-V utilizes cross-stream mixing and flow splitting to achieve very rapid blending. Each element is approximately one pipe diameter in length and consists of multiple intersecting blades, which generates fluid layers as the mixture flows downstream.
Key design features of the Kenics KMX-V Static Mixer include proprietary v-shaped blades, liquid dispersion/gas-liquid contacting, standard diameters up to 24 inches and high volumetric flow ratios between main stream and additive.