Benchmarking continuous mixing technologies


The project focuses on comparing the performance of two horizontal continuous paddle mixers – Hosokawa’s Modulomix and another horizontal high shear mixer.

The Modulomix (see Fig. 1) is a continuous modular paddle mixer based on proven Cyclomix batch mixing technology. It has been designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry and can be used for low, medium or high shear applications. The other mixer is designed to operate as a high shear mixer and operates at higher feed capacities compared to the Modulomix. The overall goal is to quantitatively define the extent to which the performance of the both mixers compare. You will perform tests on the two equipment in our test facility. Characteristics and process variables such as the feed capacity, residence time distribution, mixing quality (RSDs/CoV) and effects of shear for a number of reference test samples (with tracers) will be compared. While performing the test, you will gain exposure to other unit operations (e.g. feeders, batch mixing), sampling, data analysis and experimental documentation, among others.


For this project,  you will have access to Hosokawa Micron’s testing facility and also support from process technologists and engineers


Hosokawa Micron is a global supplier of process equipment and systems for the powder and bulk processing industries. It has developed a wide range of innovative drying and cooling technologies meeting your requirements for drying of powder or paste. The most important features are: leading company in its industry, inspiring work environment, focus on service and committed to the customers wishes. Hosokawa Micron B.V. in Doetinchem provides all different kind of processes, from engineering to production, customer service and its own testing laboratories. With approximately 160 employees they are established in Doetinchem, a city about 35 km from Arnhem.  


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Please contact Ellen Peters, Projectmanager Innovatiehub Doetinchem: of via tel. +31 (0)612200940

Benchmarking continuous mixing technologies
  • Hosokawa Micron
  • Gildenstraat 26
  • 7005 BL Doetichem
  • Innovatiehub Doetinchem
Benchmarking continuous mixing technologies
  • Opleidingsniveau HBO/WO
  • Soort Stage Meeloop-/afstudeerstage
  • Innovatiehubmanager Isabel van Veen
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