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NMBU patents a new mixing technology

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences patented IsDeCa Industrial Mixer, a new mixing technology that improves the mixing of powder particles with liquids in a shorter time. It is expected that this equipment will cost 30% less than other competing technologies.

The new technology can be used in food, feed, pharma and cement industries and it is classified as a single shaft paddle mixer. Paddle mixers are known to be limited to handle a maximum of 35% water, while the new invention can handle powders mixed with up to 75% water.

The new IsDeCa technology produces mixtures with high homogeneity, even better than the best twin-shaft paddle mixers with a coefficient of variation (CV%) less than 2%, as optimal for pharmaceutical products. The IsDeCa technology also produces a mixture with no agglomeration when handling high amounts of liquids (65% added liquids).

The inventors of this new mixing technology are Dejan Miladinovic and Ismet Nikqi from FôrTek-NMBU and Carlos Salas from Realtek-NMBU. The project has entered into a commercialization phase led by Ard Innovation. Up-scaling of the IsDeCa mixing technology is financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

“The feed technologists will soon use IsDeCa mixing technology for various new product developments where the integration of novel raw ingredients in the liquid form is of utmost importance, said Dejan Miladinovic, head of Center for Feed Technology.

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