Visualizing Micromixing of Highly Viscous Liquids in a Holl-Reactor®

When continuously feeding a second liquid component through a side entry into a Holl-Reactor®, such as molasses to a first component, for example milk, the unique shear-film effect in micro-mixing of chemical reagents can be simulated and visualized as shown below:

1 second

500 rpm rotor speed

0.5 L/min feed rate of each component

After 2 seconds

at 1000 rpm

After 3 seconds

at 2000 rpm

After 4 seconds

at 0.5 L/min and at 3000 rpm