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(mechanical engineering)
A machine that blends or emulsifies a substance by forcing it through fine openings against a hard surface.



an apparatus for obtaining homogeneous, finely ground mixtures and highly dispersed emulsions. Homogenizers are used in the production of sterilized milk, vegetables, fruit, dairy canned goods, ice cream, and sweet cream. Homogenizers are widely used in chemical and biological laboratory research. A liquid is passed into the homogenizer at high speed through capillary openings or narrow slits with a gap of 2–7 microns. In this process, the fat particles are broken up (to 0.1–1.0 microns) and distributed evenly. The principal parts of the homogenizer are one or several (for even delivery) parallel pumps and one or several homogenizing heads placed in succession. Homogenizers are classified as one-, two-, or three-stage, depending on the number of heads. The productive capacity of a homogenizer is up to 5,000 liters per hour.

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Here also, similar phenomenon happened, where the variation in size reduced during subsequent passes through the homogenizer.
The internal design has special features permitting the homogenizer to handle feeds at high viscosity up to 20,000 cP and at temperatures up to 90[degrees]C (194[degrees]F) without any feeding pump.
1 microns can be generated through the unique fixed-architecture homogenizer module.
Features of the liquid suite include: One-, two- and three-propeller shaft stirrers; calibrated load cells and displays; powder loading options; bottom-to-bottom transfers; recirculation capabilities with filtration, colloid mill and homogenizer options; vacuum-charging system; in-line filtration systems; and discharge into holding containers or piped direct to filling lines.
The PowerLyzer(TM) 24 Bench Top Bead-Based Homogenizer is a bead beating instrument uniquely designed for the most efficient and complete homogenization and lysis of any biological sample.
has obtained a patent for a process for preparing a dispersion, comprised of premixing a pigment by means of a high shear mixer selected from the group consisting of a Cowles dissolver, a single blade mixer, a Banbury mill and a Gaullin homogenizer with a carrier selected from the group consisting of castor oil and a vegetable wax to produce a mixture; and effectively mixing the mixture by means of a bead mill for a time sufficient to uniformly disperse the pigment in the carrier to produce a dispersion having a particle size distribution.
The dose measurements are performed using a beam-splitter-based calibration system in which a spatially uniform beam from an ArF excimer laser is generated using a special beam homogenizer.
When fitted with a NanoValve, this same homogenizer ran at only l80bar and the milk fat globule size was reduced to 0.
Tenders are invited for Supply erection and commissioning of 5 KLPH Homogenizer 1 No Indigenous make for Nagercoil Dairy of Kanyakumari DCMPU Ltd
The Minilab table-top laboratory vacuum mixer homogenizer is designed for the most demanding requirements for the formulation of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and personal care creams, lotions, gels and ointments.
It offers exceptional uniformity of illumination, typically less than 2% of non-uniformity -- no need for an additional homogenizer.
The mixture was emulsified using a 75 W (output power) homogenizer three times for two minutes each.