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DEM simulation of a V-Type Mixer

The terms “mixing” and “blending” can be synonymous to some, however, they technically can be considered slightly different. Mixing is defined as the process of thoroughly combining different materials to achieve a homogenous mass. In most cases, the mixture is a combination of dissimilar materials (such as polyethylene pellets and black pigment to make trash bags) using significant agitation. A mix can also be made with a chemically homogenous material that requires uniform distribution of its particles.

Blending, like mixing, is an act of combining materials. This operation, however, usually occurs in a gentle fashion with multiple components (such as blending fertilizer ingredients without generating fines). For the scope of this chapter, we will use the terms mixing and blending interchangeably.

Pages in category "Mixing"

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