High press. homogenizer
For many applications in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biotechnology, and environmental industries, it is necessary to reach particle sizes in a nano range. High pressure homogenizers can accomplish this task.
For example, IKA high pressure homogenizer HPH is used for the homogenizing of dairy products, disintegration of cellulose in vegetables, production of gel systems in the pharmaceutical industry, and for cell disintegration in the biotechnology.
The pressure in the working chamber of the high pressure homogenizer is created by one or two high pressure pumps. Because of the reduced cross section in the homogenizing valve, a high pressure is built in. The pressure is then relieved in a very narrow adjustable gap of the valve. Thereby high-turbulent streams occur, which result in a homogenizing and milling effect.