Public lecture

Process Intensification Through High Shear Mixing

  • 15 March 2023
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Virtual IAS

IAS Residential Fellow Dr Vikash Vashisth delivers a seminar on his research - 

Numerous high value, high performance novel products (pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, coatings, paints and inks … ) requires achieving a fine dispersion in the form of a nano-emulsion or a nanoparticulate dispersion during their manufacture.  This is typically achieved through high shear mixing, i.e. intensified processing, to overcome the resisting forces that hold an agglomerate or a droplet together.

A detailed study of the flow field generated provides highly useful information for process design and scale-up as often the process devices used at different scales of operation are different. This talk is based on a study that made use of two types of process devices: batch rotor-stators and ultrasonicator. Both experimental findings and results from numerical simulations will be shared along with recommendations. The talk will also include an example case study from another project and future plans

This event is hybrid format, please use the required booking button at the bottom of the page for either in-person or online.
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