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DE DIETRICH: Glass-Lined Steel Reactor
January 13, 2005
OptiMix, a patented new reactor design from De Dietrich Process Systems (DDPS), Inc., modernizes pharmaceutical and chemical processes with an innovative, high-performance, wall-mounted baffle design that allows for easier cleaning and optimizes mixing efficiency and overall heat transfer in glass-lined reactors. The OptiMix reactor eliminates the need for top-entry baffles, instead utilizing three wall-mounted baffles to enhance heat transfer, solids suspension and distribution, gas dispersion, gas flow rates, and mass transfer through improved mixing. The exclusive baffle design of the OptiMix reactor improves CIP efficiency by eliminating the difficult-to-clean top head pocket at the baffle/nozzle interface. Vortexing and splashing are significantly reduced, resulting in less product drying and sticking to the heated wall above the liquid surface.