Ethanol production and processes reach worldwide, with many developing countries slated to increase their industrial processes as well as reduce particulate and other harmful emissions that can plague the developing world. Vietnam, South Korea and the Philippines all are developing a national ethanol policy, for example. With a wide range of environmental, economic and health benefits, an increase in ethanol production is a global interest.
This spike in interest is also good for producers in the United States, as demand is greatly increasing, but so is the desire for collaboration and exchange of ideas. In a way, ethanol is a great ambassador for strengthening relationships between countries. South Korea imports a third of their ethanol use from the United States and the demand from Vietnam is slated to grow at 10% annually. Creating a high quality grade of ethanol for use can be greatly enhanced by the use of innovative designs and technology.
The Komax Triple Action Static Mixer is the perfect tool for the job. Made of carbon steel, 316 stainless steel PVC and fiberglass, this technology is designed for use where additives have been introduced into the upstream of the mixer. The mixer is customizable with two, three or four mixing elements that create an extremely thorough mixing process. By utilizing two by two division, cross current mixing, counter-rotating vortices and back mixing, the process is far more thorough than standard mixers can accomplish.
The benefits of ethanol production, such as air quality improvement and greenhouse gas emission reductions, mean producers should look into ways to streamline production via more efficient equipment in order to meet growing demand.