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Static mixers are becoming increasingly popular because they are energy-efficient, cost-effective, and easy to maintain. Mixing is an essential unit operation in many chemical industries. In this study, a modified high efficiency vortex static mixer was used to examine laminar flows in a rectangular duct. To encourage fluid rotation and improve mixing with heat transfer, the modified high efficiency vortex set was rotated by angles of 0°, 5°, 10°, 20°, 25°, and 30°. The Reynolds number varied from 3000 to 8000. The outcomes demonstrated that the performance of the mixing was significantly impacted by the modified high efficiency vortex set. The highest mixing efficiency was achieved with a rotation angle between 15° and 20°. Furthermore, the rotations reduced pressure loss in the system and enhanced heat transfer performance, by creating vortices. These results show how modified high efficiency vortex static mixers can improve mixing and heat transfer efficiency in turbulent flows, with prospective utilization across diverse chemical sectors.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2023, VOLUME 27, ISSUE Issue 4, PAGES [3123 - 3131]
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