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 these applications.
The KMX-V utilizes cross-stream mixing and flow splitting to achieve 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 V-shaped blades, liquid dispersion/gas-liquid contacting, standard diameters up to 24 inches, injectors designed to optimize processes and high volumetric flow ratios between main stream and additive.