Expand Your Knowledge

MixTech offers several short courses on mixing through the Department of Engineering Professional Development, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

On-site courses are also available

SHORT COURSES

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INDUSTRIAL MIXING

While some of mixing is still an art, much of today's knowledge is backed by real science and engineering. This course will:

  • Take the mystery out of fluid mixing.
  • Give you practical tools to tackle real problems
  • Help you achieve measurable and reproducible results
  • Understand the relationship between your process and mixing

Once you understand how and why mixers work, you will be able to correctly identify ways to improve your mixing. This course will get you moving immediately and in the right direction.

The course format combines lectures, demonstrations, and problem-solving sessions.

For more information and a course schedule, see:

http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/Courses/index.lasso?myRegion=Chemical,%20Pharmaceutical%20and%20Biomedical&myRegionHead=R-03

SUCCESSFUL LIQUID MIXING SCALE-UP METHODS

This course is designed to provide you with basic concepts and practical methods to perform laboratory or pilot plant studies for development of liquid mixing (agitated tank) processes. You will learn strategies for:

  • Creating and conducting a small scale study
  • Analyzing and evaluating experimental successes and failures
  • Applying practical process scale-up methods

The course will address many different process applications in liquid mixing and how to translate results into larger equipment.

You are encouraged to bring process development issues or situations you have encountered for discussion at the course. You will have an opportunity to discuss and explore innovative and practical solutions.

For more information and a course schedule, see:

http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/Courses/index.lasso?myRegion=Chemical,%20Pharmaceutical%20and%20Biomedical&myRegionHead=R-03

POWDER AND BULK MIXING: PROCESSES, APPLICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

This course will provide you with an understanding of the basic concepts and practical methods for blending dry powders. The equipment and methods for powder processing cover a variety of industries and applications. You will learn:

  • About the different types of powder blending equipment
  • The capabilities and limitations of different types of mixers
  • Which types of blenders work best for different powders and process requirements
  • Ways to improve and maintain uniformity of your powder blends

The course wil include the processing methods for different types of dry powders, especially blending, agglomeration, and drying operations. The course will examine different types of equipment and establish the basic operating charateristics of each type.

For more information and a course schedule, see:

http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/Courses/index.lasso?myRegion=Chemical,%20Pharmaceutical%20and%20Biomedical&myRegionHead=R-03

ON-SITE COURSES

In addition to scheduled public courses, on-site courses are available through the Department of Engineering Professional Development, the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

On-site courses save time and money and can be customized for your specific needs and applications. For more information about on-site courses contact the Program Director: Elaine Bower. Call 800-462-0876, or e-mail bower@engr.wisc.edu.