Number of passage distribution functions with application to dispersive mixing

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Number of passage distribution (NPD) functions in batch and continuous recirculating systems are presented, and their application to dispersive mixing of plastics and rubber is discussed. Dispersive mixing requires a process of repeated ruptures of the dispersed phase. This is accomplished by repeated passages in special regions of the system where stress levels above a given threshhold value are imposed on the liquid. The application of NPD functions to certain batch and continuous mixers and compounders is discussed.

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