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Article / 2018

Mixing and Blending

Using residence time distribution to understand continuous blending

  • Sarang Oka
  • Fernando Muzzio
Tablets & Capsules Magazine, July 2018

In recent years, continuous powder mixing has attracted increased interest in pharmaceutical solid oral dosage manufacturing, driven by a general increase in continuous pharmaceutical processing, which has traditionally been a batch-based industry. However, while continuous processing is widely used in bulk solids manufacturing, especially for processing large material volumes in industries such as minerals, foods, detergents, and construction materials, few studies have been published on continuous bulk solids mixing.