This paper describes the physical properties for defining the operation of a pulse jet mixing system. Pulse jet mixing systems operate with no moving parts located in the vessel or in the fluid to be mixed. Pulse tubes submerged in the vessel provide a pulsating flow that mixes the fluid due to a controlled combination of applied pressure to expel the fluid from the pulse tube nozzle followed by suction to refill the pulse tube through the same nozzle. For mixing slurries nondimensional parameters to define mixing operation include slurry properties, geometric properties and operational parameters. Primary parameters include jet Reynolds number and Froude number; alternate parameters may include particle Galileo number, particle Reynolds number, settling velocity ratio, and hindered settling velocity ratio. Rating metrics for system performance include just suspended velocity, concentration distribution as a function of elevation, and blend time.

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