When the MIXING BLADE is not rotating it is a Static Mixer. Static Mixing is achieved by placing a series of well-designed obstructions (mixing elements) in a flowing stream. Static Mixers are “Inline” that is they are placed in pipe line. Static Mixers are generally used for “Continuous Mixing”. They may be used in “Batch” mode by providing a recirculation line.
There are several advantages of ‘Static Mixers’ such as
- Low Maintenance
- Low Capital Cost and
- Low Energy Requirement
It is a special skill to design Static Mixers for a given job such a mixing, blending, Gas - liquid contacting, viscous reaction, heat transfer, mass transfer, dispersion, emulsification, extraction and all those operations where usually agitation is employed.