Visualization of flow in a corotating, twin-screw extruder

V. Sernas, M. Karwe, M. Esseghir

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Abstract

Close-up video movies were taken of the flow in a Werner & Pfleiderer ZSK-30 corotating twin-screw extruder. The flow was made visible by placing a custom made acrylic window into the vent section of the extruder, and using clear corn syrup as the extruded material. Small quantities of sesame seeds were added to the heavy syrup to make the velocity fields within the screw channels more visible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages3587-3589
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 3 (of 3) - Indianapolis, IN, USA
Duration: May 5 1996May 10 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 3 (of 3)
CityIndianapolis, IN, USA
Period5/5/965/10/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics

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