Industrial Fluid Mixing for Engineers | AIChE

Industrial Fluid Mixing for Engineers

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This online course covers fundamentals in mixing theory including a section on scale-up, practical applications to mixing technology and advanced topics such as solid-liquid process. Engineers gain an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of mixing and how to apply the right technology to the mixing process.

This is a chance to broaden your perspective, whether you’re a director of engineering and/or research, process engineer doing research, mechanical equipment specialist, technician, development/design engineer, chemist or vendor engineer.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare the performance characteristics of fluid foil impellers to traditionally designed models
  • Discuss Laser Doppler Velocity (LDV) data and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Analyze tank shape, impeller spacing, baffles, and other key geometric similarity techniques
  • Justify scaling up or down by using proven techniques of meeting geometrical similarity
  • Discuss the fundamentals in mixing theory
  • Recognize the correct technology for the practical mixing process

Who Should Attend:

  • Process or mechanical engineers involved in the design and/or selection of mixers
  • R&D engineers who use mixers which must be scaled to commercial equipment

Unit 1

  • Lecture 1 - Physical Properties
  • Lecture 2 - Hydrodynamics
  • Lecture 3 - Scale-Up

Unit 2

  • Lecture 4 - Mixing Equipment
  • Lecture 5 - Blending
  • Lecture 6 - Heat Transfer
  • Lecture 7 - Troubleshooting

Unit 3

  • Lecture 8 - Solid-Liquid Processes
  • Lecture 9 - Gas-Liquid Dispersion

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