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Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 170–182 | Cite as

Circulation and mixing times for helical ribbon impellers. Review and Experiments

  • G. Delaplace
  • J. C. Leuliet
  • V. Relandeau

Abstract

 The purpose of this paper is to extend basic information on mixing and circulation times for mixing systems equipped with helical ribbon impellers.

In a first part, from a survey of existing literature, we have reviewed the different effects of the geometrical parameters of the helical mixing systems (clearance-wall, pitch size ratio, blade width, number of blades) on the mixing process. From this qualitative analysis, useful guidelines are provided on the influence of the helical impeller geometry on the mixing effectiveness.

In a second part, the homogenization effectiveness of an atypical helical ribbon impeller was investigated and compared with the performance of classical helical ribbons impellers.

Keywords

Qualitative Analysis Geometrical Parameter Basic Information Size Ratio Circulation Time 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Delaplace
    • 1
  • J. C. Leuliet
    • 1
  • V. Relandeau
    • 2
  1. 1.Food Process Engineering Laboratory, INRA – LGPTA, 369, Rue Jules Guesde, B.P. 39, 59651 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cédex-FranceFR
  2. 2.U.S.T.L. Université de Sciences et Technologie de Lille, Bât C6-59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq-FranceFR

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