Studies of a mixing process induced by a transverse rotating magnetic field
Review articleOpen access
2011/06/01 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2011.02.021
Journal: Chemical Engineering Science
AbstractThis study reports on research results in the field of a mixing process under the action of a transverse rotating magnetic field (TRMF). The main objective of this paper is to present the effect of this type of a magnetic field on the mixing time. The proposed dimensional analysis of Navier–Stokes equation including the Lorentz force allows describing the analyzed process by means of the relationships basing on the dimensionless numbers (the mixing time number, the magnetic Taylor number, and the rotational Reynolds number). The possibility of using the magnetic particles (Fe3O4) as active micro-stirrers under the influence of a TRMF for active enhancement of a mixing process was considered. Moreover, the effect of a particle content on homogenization efficiency by applying a TRMF was also investigated. The obtained experimental results suggest that the mixing time under the TRMF and MDF conditions may be worked out by using the relation between the mentioned mixing time number and the modified Reynolds number (particle Reynolds number). Important conclusions referring to the discussion of experimental studies of a mixing process are also specified.
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