OHR MIXER — mechanism & comparison

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OHR MIXERLiquid–Liquid, Gas–Liquid, Solid–Liquid — the tougher the environment the more dramatic the results

Mechanism diagram

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Mechanism diagram

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Comparison of a conventional static mixer with the OHR MIXER

Intended purpose
OHR MIXER Conventional static mixer
For difficult mixing and reaction situations
For easy mixing and reaction situations
The OHR MIXER is used as an alternative to bulky and complicated conventional reaction equipment, because OHR MIXER has a very strong mixing capability. Therefore it is used for various difficult situations including emulsification without an emulsifier, uniformly dispersing trace additives, and ozone treatment without waste ozone decomposition equipment.

▶ 12 real-world examples
Engineers share a common understanding that conventional static mixers can only be used for premixing. It certainly was an innovative technology at the beginning of its development and was expected to be applied to various mixing facilities, but now it is clear that it can only be used in simple situations.
If you only require premixing, please use a conventional inline mixer.

Mixing principle
Fluids are separated into layers, and broken down into microparticles by boundary layer separation
Divided into 2
(1 to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to 8,…)
The OHR MIXER breaks down fluids into microparticles instantaneously by two kinds of special structure, and the microparticles are crushed vigorously by centrifugal and centripetal forces. The OHR MIXER is original and there is no inline mixer like it because it makes fluids finer by hydrodynamic process without passing through narrow holes or applying high pressure.

▶ Mechanism
The principle of conventional static mixers is to divide the fluids with helical plates fixed inside into two, so one becomes two and two becomes four and four becomes eight and so on.
There is no function to break down fluids into microparticles at all.

Element types and shape
Crossing plates (guide vane) and
mushroom-shaped separators
Helical plates are fixed continuously
The structure is really simple. One OHR MIXER only is used in one line. No need to connect more than one unit like conventional static mixers. The unique (mushroom-shaped) microparticle separator is inspired by airplane wing studies.

▶ Mechanism
Helical plates are fixed inside, and divide the fluids. In cases where two or more units are connected and used, the pressure loss becomes high and in some cases fluid does not flow out of the pipe outlet.

Emulsify without emulsifier
Possible at a low pump pressure of 0.3MPa
 Impossible even when six static mixers are connected
Water and oil will normally separate. But when passed through an OHR MIXER at a very low pump pressure (0.3MPa), water and oil can be emulsified in one pass without adding an emulsifier. One user replaced $200,000 worth of high pressure emulsification equipment with an OHR MIXER that costs only $4,000. This fact is also proof that the OHR MIXER has a very strong mixing ability.

▶ 12 real-world examples
Even when six units are connected, emulsification is impossible. It does not have a powerful mixing capability that can miniaturize oil and water.

Particle size
0.5~3.0μm size passing through one unit one-pass only
 200μm-size even when passing through six static mixers
With one pass, fluids are broken down very finely.

The ability to miniaturize is very low, so fluids can not be broken down finely.

Substitute for reaction  and mixing equipment
Conventional equipment which is high-pressured, bulky, and expensive can be replaced with one OHR MIXER. It is the only inline mixer that can meet challenges such as being environmentally friendly, saving energy and being genuinely innovative.

Can be used for premixing, but can not replace the main reaction and mixing equipment.