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This research paper presents a highly significant study on a new type of static mixer, using advanced numerical simulations to assess its mixing efficiency. The mixer's unique T-shaped design with a spherical mixing chamber and side entrances deviates from traditional designs, resulting in smooth fluid-flow and reduced risk of blockages. The mixer employs hydrodynamic pumps to create a vortex, enhancing mixing. Numerical simulations reveal detailed insights into flow behavior and mixing performance, demonstrating an impressive 94% mixing efficiency within a 2 cm diameter sphere. The innovative design and technique offer practical solutions to industrial mixing problems, benefiting the chemical, pharmaceutical, and related industries. The high mixing efficiency leads to cost savings and improved product quality, while achieving the highest mixing index at Re = 650 sets a new milestone in static mixing. These findings contribute to applied mechanics and optimize industrial mixing processes.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2023, VOLUME 27, ISSUE Issue 4, PAGES [3337 - 3347]
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