Disintegrator/Dissolvers - How It Works
The Disintegrator 2500 is a self-contained unit of high power comprising a specially designed Silverson high shear rotor/stator disintegrating workhead set into a custom-built dedicated vessel coupled with a Silverson high shear In-Line mixer.
The unit is charged with liquid and started. Large solids are fed into the vessel and drawn down to the workhead which will rapidly shear lumps and slices off the edges and corners. These will be drawn into the interior of the workhead, driven by centrifugal force to the periphery and further sheared by the rotor tips against the edges of the stator perforations as they are expelled radially from the head.
Rapid fragmentation of the large solids continues until all the particles are small enough to be drawn into the workhead for further disintegration. Materials are discharged horizontally from the workhead and forced up the vessel walls. This cycle continues until all solids are reduced to granular size.
Once the solids are reduced to granular size the self-pumping In-Line mixer is started. The product is drawn from the bottom of the vessel, processed through the In-Line mixer’s high shear rotor/stator workhead and passed back into the top of the vessel ensuring complete solution or suspension.