Mixing of nanosized particles by magnetically assisted impaction mixing in dry and fluid suspension

James V. Scicolone, Ajit Mujumdar, Rajesh Dave

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The mixing of nano-scale particles using a novel dry mechanical mixing technique called magnetically assisted impaction mixing (MAIM) has been studied experimentally in this work. Intensity of Segregation was evaluated at the micron length scale based on field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images coupled with the energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS). In order to achieve the homogeneous mixture of nano-particles, MAIM process was optimized by studying the effects of magnet-to-sample ratio (1:2, 1:1, 2:1, 5:1, 10:1), processing time (5 to 120 mins), magnet size (size ranges of 2360 to 1700 μm, 1400 to 850 μm, and 1000 to 600 μm), and constituents of the mixture (binary systems of SiO2+TiO2 and SiO2+Al 2O3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIChE100 - 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 21 2008

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, AIChE 100
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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