The Effect of Impeller Design on the Mixing of Non-Newtonian Internal Tyre Lubricant

Azoddein, A.A. and Ibrahim, S. and Hassan, A. (2001) The Effect of Impeller Design on the Mixing of Non-Newtonian Internal Tyre Lubricant. Journal of Industrial Technology, 10 (1). pp. 105-113.

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Experiments were conducted to assess the performance of various classic, commercial and made-to-order impeller designs to mix a rheologically complex fluid of commercial value. This study highlights the importance of impeller-to-tank diameter ratio (D/T) and impeller geometry for optimal mixing results, based on the flow of fluid and impeller power requirement. Although an existing finned-paddle type impeller produced the desired final product, satisfactory results were also obtained with a commercial impeller of smaller D/T, which could lead to 80% power savings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mixing; Impeller geometry; Non-Newtonian; Internal type lubricant
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 04:08
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 04:08

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