White Paper

Ways To Optimize Solid-Liquid Mixing

Source: Charles Ross and Son Company

By Christine Banaszek

This white paper presents a number of mixing technologies and techniques employed in solid dispersion and dissolution. 

The aim of this paper is to provide practical information on the efficient use of specialty mixing equipment for the preparation of low, medium and high viscosity solid-liquid mixtures under low and high shear conditions.

Whether mixed into liquid in the form of powders, pellets, granules, flakes, crystals or fibers, solids often represent a processing challenge. Manufacturers generally prefer to deal with only fluids in their mixing operation mainly for convenience. Compared to solids, liquids are easier to handle and mix with other liquid ingredients. For example, within the paper industry, chemicals are commonly shipped in roughly 50% concentrated form. Water is simply added to achieve the dilute solution required for process needs or making of the finished product.