A Tutorial (Short Courses on Mixing) is organized on Sunday morning (June 26). For the tutorial participants staying on Saturday night at the Château Frontenac, the extra night is not included in the conference fee.



08:00 - 08:45

Introduction to mixing

Suzanne Kresta, University

of Alberta

08:45 - 09:30

Impeller characterization

Richard Grenville, Philadelphia

Mixing Solutions Ltd.

09:30 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:35

Blending of miscible fluids

David Brown, Fluid Mixing Processes, 


10:35 - 11:20

Solid-liquid mixing

Jason Giacomelli, Philadelphia

Mixing Solutions Ltd.

11:20 - 12:05

Liquid-liquid mixing

Gustavo Padron, Fluid Mixing Processes, 


12:05 - 13:05


13:05 - 13:50

Gas-liquid mixing 

Billy Allen, Eli Lilly & Co.

13:50 - 14:35

Mixing of complex fluids

Clara Gomez, Coanda Research 

Development Corp.

14:35 - 15:20

Mixing and chemical


Richard Grenville, Philadelphia

Mixing Solutions Ltd.

15:20 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:25

Motionless mixers

Art Etchells, Rowan University

16:25 - 17:10


Minye Liu, Chemours

The Tutorial is designed to give conference attendees exposure to the basic concepts of mixing technology covering a wide breadth of mixing systems with emphasis on industrial applications.
Practicing engineers and students relatively new to mixing operations will acquire a good understanding of the fundamental principles of mixing, the critical issues in mixing research and development, and relevant design and scale-up methodologies.

Topics range from commonly practiced mixing terminologies, single and multiphase mixing, reactive mixing, mechanical design issues, scale-up principles, and specialty mixers such as jet and static mixers. Examples will be used to illustrate the application of mixing principles where appropriate. There will be sufficient time for class discussion and questions.

The tutorial will be a great refresher for those interested in mixing technology and will give newer members to the mixing community a foundation to appreciate the more advanced concepts presented throughout the conference.

Who should attend? Engineers, scientists and students involved with mixing practice and who wish to acquire an in-depth and global overview of mixing processes will benefit from attending the tutorial.