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What does it mean when you dream about mixing something?
A dream about mixing may occur during a corporate merger, or during a social, political, or economic integration. The dreamer is putting together diverse situations or people.
A common operation to effect distribution, intermingling, and homogeneity of matter. Actually the operation is called agitation, with the term mixing being applicable when the goal is blending, that is, homogeneity. Other processes, such as reaction, mass transfer (includes solubility and crystallization), heat transfer, and dispersion, are also promoted by agitation. The type, extent, and intensity of agitation determine both the rates and adequacy of a particular process result. The agitation is accomplished by a variety of equipment.
Most liquid mixing is done by rotating impellers in vertical cylindrical vessels. A typical impeller-type liquid mixer with a variety of features is shown in the illustration. The internal features, including the vessel itself, are considered as a whole, that is, as the agitated system. The forces applied by the impeller develop overall circulation or bulk flow. Superimposed on this flow pattern, there is molecular diffusion, and if turbulence is present, also turbulent eddies. These provide micromixing. Solids, granular to powder, are mixed in a variety of contrivances.
Solids of different density and size are mixed in tumblers (a double cone turning end on end) or with agitators (a helical ribbon rotating in a horizontal trough). The duration of mixing is an important additional variable because classification and separation often occur after attainment of the desired distribution if the operation is carried on too long.