Title

Index for Simultaneous Dispersive and Distributive Mixing Characterization in Processing Equipment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2004

Publication Title

International Polymer Processing

Abstract

Computer simulation of agglomerate dispersion and sequential distribution of all particles obtained in the system allows us to evaluate the overall mixing efficiency of processing equipment. Evaluation was based on a specific mixing index, calculated using the Shannon entropies for different size fractions. The index can be tailored to give preference to different particle size distributions, thus relating the quality of mixing to specific properties of the final product.

DOI

10.3139/217.1843

Volume

19

Issue

4