colloid mill


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colloid mill

[′käl‚ȯid ‚mil]
(mechanical engineering)
A grinding mill for the making of very fine dispersions of liquids or solids by breaking down particles in an emulsion or paste.
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To assess the feasibility of the two-step emulsification the resulting emulsion in the static mixer was further dispersed using the colloid mill IKA MK 2000 and dispersant IKA Ultra-TURRAX UTL (the number of rotor revolutions in both cases was 7848 [min.sup.-1]).
Features of the cream suite include: Mixing turbine with counter-rotating side sweep; recirculation with in-line homogenizer and in-line colloid mill options; steam and chilled water options; a vacuum-charging system; bottom-to-bottom transfers; low-pressure manufacture; calibrated load cells and display systems; side vessels piped directly into vessels with capabilities of 160, 350 and 1,400 liters; clean-in-place systems; and discharge into 1,000 kilograms food-grade pallecons or 200-liter poly-lined drums for transfer to filling lines.
The resulting pre-emulsion is pulled out from the tank by a Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Universal II pump and on through to a colloid mill before finally entering the filler.
Blocks of cheese were cut into chunks with a knife, broken into pieces by hand, and placed into a colloid mill, which sheared the mixture into a paste.
The Greerco Colloid Mill from mixing specialist Chemineer has enabled a coatings firm in the North East of England to drastically improve the quality and efficiency of its production.
This may be affected by grinding coarse particles in the presence of a liquid in a colloid mill.
A colloid mill will have a high shearing action but typically lower throughput than high- or medium shear dispersing units.
The MZ toothed colloid mill features different milling sets and an individually adjustable mill gap allowing them to be optimally adjusted to the products being processed.
Featuring a colloid mill and positive displacement feed pump, matched to customer requirements, systems can be designed for handling viscous materials from 1,000 CPS and up, with flow rates from 0.5 up to 300 GPM, depending upon the application.
Mixing specialist Chemineer has extended its proven range of High Shear Pipeline Mixers and In-tank Homogenisers with the addition of the Greerco Colloid Mill. This processing unit is specifically designed to rapidly and uniformly disperse solids and/or liquids in the food industry, including honey, ketchup, syrups and oils.
The emulsification may be ac complished by means of a homogenizer, a colloid mill or other such apparatus.