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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 242658, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/242658
Research Article

Optimization of Integrated Impeller Mixer via Radiotracer Experiments

1Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
2Malaysian Nuclear Agency, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Received 19 November 2013; Accepted 19 January 2014; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editors: F. Oktar and S. Wang

Copyright © 2014 N. Othman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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