Liquid-solid mixing

Alfa Laval Vortex products are simple, low maintenance solutions based on Venturi technology for the mixing of liquids and solids in a wide range of industrial processing applications. These include mixing various chemical additives for oil and gas drilling fluids; mixing sugar, salt, or soda ash into water to make solutions; mixing polymer, guar gum, or bentonite to form slurries or agitating liquids in tanks to increase reaction time, suspend solids, and promote homogeneity.

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Venturi technology ensures rapid mix even with difficult additives

  • Dynamically shears additives into fluid to give consistently reliable mix
  • Fast additive loading rates for solids, liquids and gas
  • Handles hard-to-mix additives such as clays or polymers
  • Prevents clumps, fish eyes, and microgels
  • Fully integratable, robust and low maintenance design – no moving parts and easy-to-replace inserts
Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixers and Radial Eductors are tested solutions for liquid- solid mixing. They can be used for harsh applications such as drilling-mud mixing and preparation of blasting grit slurries for steel processing, or mild ones such as mixing sugar solutions for candy making. Our expertise in Venturi technology and the precision of our nozzle design ensure reliable, effective and plug-resistant performance. Rapid chemical addition rates save time and ensure that you to get the most from the additives.

Vortex ultimate blending performance

Get an overview of the collection of vortex technologies. The products comes as stand alone units or as a system for ultimate blending performance.


The features that makes the difference

Vortex shear-mixer

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance Venturi eductor designed for demanding slurry mixing applications. With unique features that make a significant difference, the Shear-mixer efficiently handles high rate mixing of solids and liquids.


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Swirling mixing effect reduces clumps

Vortex action washes down and pre-mixes product.


Minimized air entrainment


Vortex action creates a liquid buffer, inhibiting air entrainment.


Maximized mixture and flow-through rates

Open mixing chamber significantly reduces clogging.


Accelerated mixing with dynamic shearing

Unique nozzle design creates high vacuum, dynamic shearing and reduces plugging.

Inside the Alfa Laval Radial Eductor


Greater fluid movement and reduced cleaning

Helically curved ports create a spiraled plume, maximizing fluid movement.


Ask the experts

If you have any questions about Alfa Laval’s wide range of solutions for mixing liquids and solids using reliable, low maintenance technology, contact us so that we can together address your needs.

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