Index for Simultaneous Dispersive and Distributive Mixing Characterization in Processing Equipment
International Polymer Processing
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.
Alemaskin, Kirill; Zloczower, Ica Manas; and Kaufman, Miron, "Index for Simultaneous Dispersive and Distributive Mixing Characterization in Processing Equipment" (2004). Physics Faculty Publications. 288.