A. What is mixing
Mixing is a basic and common process technology in various industries like foodstuff, chemical, building material, pharmaceutical, plastics etc. It is at least two materials to be put in mixer machine and make homogeneous result. The aggregate state of the raw materials may vary between gaseous, liquid and solid. The mixing result is evaluated by mixing CV value or feeding rate. Generally speaking, high quality mixer machine can achieve at least more than 98% of CV value. Please see following chart of homogeneity mixing.
A: Complete separation of the single components
B: Ideal mix (not achievable in reality)
C – E : Real mixing conditions
F: Real, homogeneous mix