Sulzer KVM and SMI Mixers
The KVM mixer features a pressure drop of only 11’’ of water column at 5 ft/sec. It can mix additives introduced upstream of the mixer or mix additives injected directly in front of the first mixing element. In order to allow the injection of multiple additives, the KVM mixer can also be supplied with multiple injection port connections. The KVM mixer allows mixing of additives without a sparger.
The geometry of both mixer types has been optimized with the help of CFD simulation. The mixing elements create large counter rotating vortices and ensure efficient mixing over the entire cross section of the pipe. The static mixer type SMI is mainly sold in Europe and Asia, whereas the KVM type is the standard product for the North and South American market. The SMI mixer has an open structure, which eliminates the risk of clogging.