Liquid-solid mixing

Trusted technology for mixing solutions and slurries in a wide range of applications

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.

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 ultimte blending performance.


Learn more

You can read more about the efficiency, practicality and technical details of the Alfa Laval Vortex range by downloading the product leaflets.


>Vortex Shear-Mixer

>Vortex MixMate

>Vortex Radial Eductor

>Vortex PS Radial Eductor

>Vortex Snub Radial Eductor

>Vortex Dust Recovery System

>Vortex Bulk Booster

The features that makes the difference

Inside the Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer



The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a unique high-performance Venturi eductor designed for demanding slurry mixing applications. These include oil and gas drilling fluid mixing, construction material production, chemical production, mining, sugar solution mixing, brine mixing, cosmetics, paint pigment mixing, metal processing, plastic production, and more.


>Explore the Alfa Laval Shear-Mixer


Accelerated mixing with dynamic shearing

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


Swirling mixing effect reduces clumps

Vortex action washes down and pre-mixes product.


Maximized mixture and flow-through rates

Open mixing chamber significantly reduces


Minimized air entrainment

Vortex action creates a liquid buffer, inhibiting air entrainment.

Inside the Alfa Laval Radial Eductor

The Alfa Laval Vortex Radial Eductor consists of a tapered nozzle housed in a uniquely designed body constructed of molded high density, abrasion resistant polyurethane with a fused stainless steel female NPT nut-style connection. Typical installations require one or more mounted on the recirculation piping inside the tank.


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.