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APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERED FRACTALS IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY (ASSBT 1999)

By Michael Kearney, Vadim Kochergin, Ken Petersen, Mike Mumm, William Jacob and Larry Velasquez

Abstract

Amalgamated Research Inc. has recently proposed the use of engineered fluid transporting fractals as functional alternatives to turbulence 1. The purpose of these structures is to eliminate the uncontrollable geometry associated with the scaling and distribution of fluids. Because of the ubiquity of turbulence, a large number of applications are envisioned. Present applications include rapid low turbulent mixing, controlled formation of specified fluid geometry and low energy fluid distribution. Practically any fluid handling step is a candidate for the use of fractals. “Fractalization” of an overall fluid process can lead to a number of benefits. A single factory at Amalgamated Sugar LLC has so far implemented fractals for distributing fluid in the molasses chromatography process, for controlling exhaustion/regeneration in thin juice ion exchange and for providing uniform air circulation in a sugar silo. Introduction to Fractals Fractals can be defined in a number of ways 2,3. Definition 1: Fractals are self similar objects whose pieces are smalle

Year: 2009
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