Crossing Streams

POPMACHINE

 

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Membership level
2018-2019 Team
Team Name
Crossing Streams
Project Title
POPMACHINE
Design Challenge
The sponsor of this project, Baker Hughes-GE, requires a prototype system that is capable of mixing two liquids together
with known and repeatable ratios. You can think of the liquids as coke syrup and soda water. The system should accept
input flow from two sources, mixing the liquids to a high level of homogeneity and with a specified and repeatable ratio.
The system should be operable by a person with a high school background. The system should have instrumentation to
perform online measurements to monitor the properties of the incoming and output liquids, such as possibly density,
pH, and/or conductivity. The system should be robust against operator error such that the final mixing ratio can be
confidently specified.
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Design Summary
The team built a in-line mixer utilizing diaphragm pumps and static baffle tubes.
Sponsors
BHGE
Department(s)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Elliott
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
Client First Name
Soma
Client Last Name
Chakraborty
Client Company/Organization
BHGE
Award(s) and Recognition
2019 Rice Engineering Design Showcase - Best Energy-Related Engineering Design
Winner
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