Multiple-Feed Homogenization to Process Silicone Fluids
There are many companies that design and manufacture Inline Blending Systems, Sonic being one of them, but there is only one that designs and builds multiple-feed high pressure homogenizer systems. Sonic has been making such systems for over 55 years. The Sonolator lends itself well to efficient inline emulsification without any moving parts or mechanical shear. This allows for process predictability and scalability from lab volumes to production scale approaching 100 GPM.
As the P&ID here illustrates, we design high pressure mixing systems to meter, in this case, 3 liquid streams such as silicone fluid, water and surfactant. In some cases, we use only two liquid streams because the surfactant is premixed with water phase prior to homogenization.
The system contains high pressure PD pumps, mass flow meters, inline instrumentation and automated controls.