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  • Ordinary agitation-type mixers essentially rely on mechanical stirring to blend two or more substances. Most of these inherently “low shear” devices are capable of reliably performing simple mixing jobs well. Yet their effectiveness largely depends on the viscosity and certain other properties of...
  • The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is an ambitious federal project launched in 2015 and ramping up to full steam in 2016. Its intention is to help researchers learn more about early signs of disease. President Obama and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hope this information will...
  • The Quadro Ytron® ZC makes quick work of incorporating difficult-to-disperse ingredients. The ZC excels at powder dispersion — the integration of difficult-to-wet granular solids into a liquid stream. Thanks to its unique engineering, the Ytron® ZC accomplishes this difficult dispersion/...
  • In-tank mixing is still a popular method for the bulk processing of liquids on industrial scales. Unfortunately, in-tank mixers often cause processing bottlenecks, especially when thickeners and other rheology modifiers must be incorporated into the mix. Needless to say, time is money, and...
  • When we eat whole foods, the body has to work to break these foods down into their simplest constituents. Of course, the process begins with chewing, but it also involves the activity of various enzymes, followed by the time spent in the harsh crucible of the stomach where potent hydrochloric...
  • Take a trip down the aisles of any grocery, department store or big-box retailer and you’re likely to encounter a wide range of consumer products that more or less define us as an early 21st-century civilization. We are a society of avid consumers, with an insatiable need for items of every...
  • All signs point to growing interest in “naturally functional” beverages among consumers. These are products that incorporate purported health benefits from natural foods into convenient, ready-to-consume drinks. Consumers are increasingly savvy about nutrition, and there’s clear interest in...
  • Numerous challenges are involved in bringing pharmaceutical products to market. However, when the dust of expensive clinical trials and cumbersome FDA approval processes have settled, and you’re ready to scale up production, at least one primary challenge remains: What’s the best way to produce...
  • The development of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology has sparked a new oil boom in America. Also known as tertiary mining, EOR is a variation on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) that has enabled American oil producers to more than double the amount of oil and/or natural gas recoverable from...
  • High velocity, high shear homogenization provides more process shear energy than conventional rotor-stator mills are capable of delivering, making high shear homogenizer machines an attractive option for industries that do not necessarily require the higher energy expenditures needed to operate a...