Publications by David S. Dickey


Technical Articles on Mixing Processes

Dickey, D. S., “Liquid Mixing in Stirred Tanks,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 24-35, August 2019. [Corrected Equation (15) for Mixing Index]

Dickey, D. S., “Mixing and Processing of Liquids and Solids” section of Chapter 18 and “Mixing of Viscous Fluids, Pastes and Doughs” section of Chapter 18 “Liquid-Solid Operations and Equipment” of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Ninth Edition, Don W. Green, Editor in Chief, Marylee Z. Southard, Associate Editor, pp 18-3 - 18-22, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019.

Holton. L.K., Kosson, D.S.,Trenidad, M.A., Daniel. R. B., Monson, S., Griswold, L.W., McAdams, N. V.,Calabrese, R. V., and Dickey, D.S., “Full-Scale Vessel Testing for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant” – 18333, WM2018 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, , March 18 - 22, 2018.

Holton, L.K., Kosson, D.S,, Myler, C., Trenidad, M.A., Daniel, R.B., Monson, S., Griswold, L.W., McAdams, N.V., Dickey, D.S., and Calabrese, R.V., “Full-Scale Vessel Testing of the Standard High-Solids Vessel for the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Pretreatment Facility” – 17282, WM2017 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, March 5–9, 2017.

Kresta, S. M., Etchells III, A. W., Dickey, D. S., and Atiemo-Obeng, V. A., Eds.  Advances in Industrial Mixing, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2015.

Chapter 6b, Kresta, S. M. and Dickey, D. S., “Flow Patterns and Mixing.”

Chapter 6c, Dickey, D. S., et al, “Vessel Heads: Depths, Volumes, and Areas”.

Chapter 21b, Dickey, D. S., “Magnetic Drives for Mixers.”

Chapter 23, Dickey, D. S., et al, “Commissioning Mixing Equipment.”

Chapter 24, Winkel, G., and Dickey, D. S., “Mixing Safety.”

Chapter 27, Cullen, P.J., Twombly, W., Connelly, R. K., and Dickey, D. S., “Mixing in the Food Industry.”

Dickey, D. S., Chapter 11, “Powder Blending Equipment,” pp 289-310, Chapter 12, “Fluid Mixing Equipment Design,” pp 311-344, and Chapter 13, “Scale-up,” pp 345-368, Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing, P. J. Cullen, et al, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2015.

Dickey, D. S., “Tackling Difficult Mixing Problems,” Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 35-42, August 2015.

Dickey, D. S., “Fundamentals of High-Shear Dispersers,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 24-31, February 2015.

Dickey, D. S., “Ten Things You May Not Know About Liquid Mixing Scale-up,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 32-39, August 2013.

Dickey, D. S., Chapter 5, “Mixing Equipment, pp. 73-89, and Chapter 6, “Mixing Scale-up,”  pp. 92-106, Food Mixing, Principles and Applications, P. J. Cullen, Ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa, 2009.

Dickey, D. S., and Patterson, G. K., “Fluid Mixing Success Through Failures, Part 1, pp. 40-47, October 2008 and Part 2, pp. 48-56, December 2008. Chemical Engineering Progress.

Dickey, D. S., Kevin J. Bittorf, Christopher J. Ramsey, and Keith E. Johnson, “Understand Flow Patterns in Glass-Lined Reactors,” Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 21-25, November 2004.

Dickey, D. S., and J.  B. Fasano, “How Geometry & Viscosity Influence Mixing,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 42-46, February 2004.

Dickey, D. S., and J. B. Fasano, Chapter 21, “Mechanical Design of Mixing Equipment,” Handbook of Industrial Mixing, Science and Practice, Editors: E. L. Paul, et al., John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2004.

Dickey, D. S., Section 12 "Liquid Agitation," Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations, Third Edition, Editor:  N. P. Chopey, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2004.

Dickey, D. S., “Equipment, Technology, People - Mixing”, Chemical Engineering, pp. 88-89, August 2002.

Dickey, D. S., “Liquid Mixing, What do I need to know to apply a mixer properly,” (Ask the Experts), Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 74-75, November 2001.

Dickey, D. S., “Facing the Challenge of Mixing Problem Fluids,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 68-75, May 2000.

Myers, K. J., Reeder, M. F., Bakker, A., and Dickey, D. S., “A Parametric Study of the Performance of the Prochem Maxflo T Impeller,” Recents Progres en Genie des Procedes, Vol. 11, No. 52, pp 115-122, 1997.

Hill, R. S. and Dickey, D. S., "Use the Right Specialty-Polymer Pilot Plant," Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 22-29, June 1993.

Dickey, D. S., "Dimensional Analysis, Similarity and Scale-up," Process Mixing, Chemical and Biochemical Applications:  Part ii, pp. 143-150, Gary B. Tatterson, volume editor, AIChE Symposium Series, Number 293, AIChE, New York, 1993.

Dickey, D. S. and Hemrajani, R. R., "Recipes for Fluid Mixing," Chemical Engineering, pp. 82-89, March 1992.

Dickey, D. S., "Succeed at Stirred-Tank-Reactor Design," Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 22-31, December 1991.

Dickey, D. S., "Program Chooses Agitator," Chemical Engineering, p. 73-81, January 9, 1984.

Sheu, Y.-H. E., Chang, T. P. K., Tatterson, G. B., and Dickey, D. S., "A Three-Dimensional Measurement Technique for Turbulent Flows," Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 17, pp. 67-83, 1982.

Chang, T. P. K., Sheu, Y.-H. E., Tatterson, G. B., and Dickey, D. S., "Liquid Dispersion Mechanisms in Agitated Tanks:  Part II. Straight Blade and Disc Style Turbines," Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 10, pp. 215-222, 1981.

Ali, A. M. Yaun, H. H. S., Dickey, D. S., and Tatterson, G. B., "Liquid Dispersion Mechanisms in Agitated Tanks:  Part I.  Pitched Blade Turbines," Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 10, pp. 205-213, 1981.

Dickey, D. S., "Turbine Agitated Gas Dispersion:  Power, Flooding and Hold-up," Advances in Biotechnology, Vol. 1, Scientific and Engineering Principles, Pergamon Press, 1981, pp. 483-488.


Industrial Processing Articles

Dickey, D.S., “Succeed at Mixing Scale-up,” Chemical Processing, pp. 26-27, April 2021.

Dickey, D.S., “Solve Process Problems by Simple Mixing Analysis,” Chemical Processing, pp. 24-27, December 2020.

Dickey, D. S., “How to Tackle Quality Problems Related to Mixing,” Food Quality & Safety, pp. 41-43 & 57, April/May 2020.

Dickey, D.S., “Improve Mixer Performance,” Chemical Processing, pp 45-49, September 2018.

Dickey, D.S., “Stop Inconsistent Mixing,” Chemical Processing, pp 31-34, June 2018.

Dickey, D. S., “Mixer Scale-Up Demands Constant Attention”, Chemical Processing, pp 43-45, September 2013.

Dickey, D. S., “Advice for Sampling Powder Blends,” Powder and Bulk Engineering, pp. 55-59, January 2011.

Dickey, D. S., “Minimize Blending Time,” Chemical Processing, pp. 37-42, July 2009.

Dickey, D. S., and Fenley, L. B., “Make Your Portable Mixer Work for You,” Chemical Processing, pp. 34-38, March 2007.

Dickey, D. S., “Tip Portable Mixers in Your Favor,” Food Processing, pp. 64-68, August 2006.

Dickey, D. S., “Mind Mixer Mechanical Design,” Chemical Processing, pp. 40-43, May 2006.

Dickey, D. S., “Don’t Get Mixed Up by Scale-up,” Chemical Processing, pp. 24-29, August 2005.

Dickey, D. S., “How to Work with a Mixing Consultant,” Powder and Bulk Engineering, pp. 109-113, May 2004.

Dickey, D. S., and E. Souza, “Take Mixing to the Max,” Chemical Processing, pp. 48-51, June 2003.

Tatterson, G. B., and Dickey, D. S., “Mixing Pastes & Powders,” Chemical Processing, pp. 32-38, March 1999.


Liquid Agitation - Chemical Engineering Magazine Series

Corpstein, R. R., Dove, R. A., and Dickey, D. S., "Stirred Tank Reactor Design," Chemical Engineering Progress, pp. 66-74, February 1979.

Gates, L. E., Hicks, R. W., and Dickey, D. S., "Application Guidelines for Turbine Agitators," Chemical Engineering, pp. 165-170, December 6, 1976.

Hicks, R. W. and Dickey, D. S., "Applications Analysis for Turbine Agitators," Chemical Engineering, pp. 127-133, November 8, 1976.

Rautzen, R. R., Corpstein, R. R., and Dickey, D. S., "How to Use Scale-up Methods for Turbine Agitators," Chemical Engineering, pp. 119-126, October 25, 1976.

Dickey, D. S., and Hicks, R. W., "Fundamentals of Agitation," Chemical Engineering, pp. 93-100, February 2, 1976.

Dickey, D. S., and Fenic, J. G., "Dimensional Analysis for Fluid Agitation Systems,” Chemical Engineering, pp. 139-145, January 5, 1976.