Dr. David Dickey started his own consulting business called MixTech, Inc., in 1998. Since then he has done independent consulting work to solve process and mechanical problems with various types of mixing equipment.
Much of David’s liquid mixing experience comes from a fifteen year career with Chemineer. As technical director for Chemineer, he helped develop a new impeller and several design procedures. His experience with customer lab tests provided him many opportunities for successful scale-up to process size mixers. David also worked for Patterson-Kelly, a manufacturer of dry-solids mixers and other chemical process equipment. In addition, he designed and marketed pilot plant reactors and systems for American Reactor Corp. His diversity of experience has helped him understand the importance of mixing to the success of many different chemical and biological processes.
David received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) and currently serves as the President of the North American Mixing Forum (NAMF). He also works on the Equipment Testing Procedures Committee of AIChE, and has authored or coauthored more than thirty technical publications on various aspects of mixing.
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