In industrial process engineering, Mixing is performed to allow heat and/or mass transfer to occur between one or more streams, components or phases. Modern industrial processing almost always involves some form of mixing.
Hydrogenation has evolved into a key process technology for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, replacing chemical reduction methods that generate large quantities of waste. Hydrogenations strike a balance among reaction kinetics, reactor design, catalyst activity and selectivity, process control, mass transfer and mixing.
Fermentation technology involves the use of microorganisms and enzymes for production of compounds which have application in the energy, material, pharmaceutical, chemical and the food industry.