Homogenization of liquids in magnetic stirringHomogenization is an operation of transformation of two liquid/liquid or liquid/solid phases into an emulsion that prevents the phases from settling. This process can be carried out by a homogenizing agitator.
Homogenization is a response to the galloping development of the demand for natural products in the food industry. It is a solution to limit certain additives whose use tends to increase the viscosity of the products.
How to carry out the homogenization of liquids in order to obtain a coherent mixture?
AGM-FC magnetic stirrer homogenizers have been designed to homogenize and maintain homogeneous mixtures over time. The guidance, at the heart of the mixture, is ensured by slide bearings and allows a good dissolution of powders.
The AX1 MARLLN propeller allows the homogenization of easily miscible mixtures thanks to its low speed and low shear rate.
What are the applications of homogenization in industrial applications?
The most widespread homogenization operation is that of milk. Fat and water settle naturally. Their homogenization by means of a magnetic stirrer makes it possible to obtain an emulsion that is stable over time, making it possible to store and distribute it.
The quality of carbonated and non-carbonated drinks is increased by a homogenizing process in order to reduce the settling of the phases to a minimum and guarantee a stable and/or creamy consistency.
In the pharmaceutical industry, this process is preponderant in order to homogenize the active principle of the drugs in the same proportions, even in minute proportions.
Also, the use of a homogenizing magnetic stirrer allows the uniform dispersion of the active ingredients in the paste produced for the manufacture of toothpastes.
In the field of cosmetics and biotechnology, the homogenization of raw materials for make-up products such as lipstick, mascara or waxes, allows a significant improvement in their texture, hold and colour.
Equipments adapted for the application: Homogenisation :
AX1: profiled propeller with thin blades, homogenization, and other functions
Marine profiled propeller with moulded blades, for live products
AX2: profiled propeller with slim blades, ideal for dissolution
Profiled propeller AX4 for magnetic stirrer, for fibrous liquid
3PC Turbine with curved blades for stirrer, high centrifugal effect
45° tilted blade impellers - radial centrifugal and axial vertical effect
Self-priming turbine for a gas-in-liquid dispersion stirrer
Magnetic stirring helical anchor heat exchange homogenization