Course Description

Mixing of Liquids and Complex Materials

February 19-20, 2020
Edison, NJ

Course Offering 200219NJ1115
Course ID 1115

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This 2-day training is designed for individuals in a variety of process industries such as Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Biological, Food and Specialty Chemicals. In addition, those employed in the Oil, Petrochemical, Mineral, Environmental, Polymer and Paper industries where mixing or formulation (often of complex materials) is undertaken in stirred vessels or other mixing equipment will likewise find the training very worthwhile.

These professionals include, but are not limited to:
  • Chemists
  • Engineers
  • Pharmacists
  • Formulation scientists
  • Biologists
  • Material scientists

The course will benefit those concerned with scale-up, design, development, research or production and is ideal for those new to this field or for those who are experiencing problems with existing development or production activities.

Course Description
A team of experts in the field has developed this intensive 2-day accredited course which presents mixing fundamentals and their application to a selection of commercial operations, taking into account the most recent developments in research and practice. The lectures will cover the basics of turbulence, emulsions, rheology and interfacial phenomena. Building on these basic concepts, mixing processes will be analyzed for single phase systems of low and high viscosity and complex rheology. Solid/liquid, gas/liquid and liquid/liquid systems (including interfacial phenomena) will be analyzed. Design and performance of mixing equipment will be developed and scale-up issues addressed.

Examples will be presented involving mixing and scale-up in various industries such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Sessions will be supplemented by discussion of problems presented by participants and by question and answer sessions.

Course Director
Herberto Dutra, Sr. Manager - Engineering

Herberto Dutra, Mechanical Engineer with 30 years of experience in processing industries with careers at Kraft Foods, Nestle, Bay Valley and Sensient, including 20 years of hands-on experience in Spray Drying and processes that require nozzle atomization. Mr. Dutra’s expertise ranges from pilot plant scaling up, design and construction of numerous plants, day-to-day operation, troubleshooting and optimization. Academically, Mr. Dutra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UERJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), an MBA from Keller Graduate School and is currently finishing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Through his employers, Mr. Dutra has written and taught a number of training courses in Spray Drying, Atomization, Powder Handling, Agglomeration, Liquids Handling, Cooking Processes, Plant Design, Packaging and many other programs developed for Operations Professionals, Engineering, Scientists, etc.

Venue Information
ExitCertified (MicroTek partner facility)
Raritan Plaza III
105 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite 405
Edison , New Jersey 08837
Phone: 800-207-9620 (for directions and parking info only)

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must make their own reservations; the cost of hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee. Final hotel information will be emailed to you in your confirmation package approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

Directions: Visit the Hotel Venue topic on our FAQ page.