Performance of a rotating membrane emulsifier for production of coarse droplets

Aryanti, Nita and Hou, Ruozhou and Williams, Richard A. (2009) Performance of a rotating membrane emulsifier for production of coarse droplets. Journal of Membrane Science, 326 . pp. 9-18. ISSN 0376-7388

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2008.08.052

Abstract

A versatile and high capacity membrane emulsification system which utilises a rotating membrane for the precision manufacture of oil-in-water (o/w) emulsions is investigated. The o/w emulsions produced used a low viscosity paraffin wax as the dispersed phase, Tween 20 or sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) as the emulsifier and carbomer as the stabiliser, respectively. The ability to generate coarse monodisperse emulsions was demonstrated with droplets of average diameter 80–570m and coefficient of variation ranging from 9.8% to 33.6%. The effects of key process parameters on the droplet size and distribution are discussed, including requirements for future developments of the membrane.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:181
Deposited By:Dr. Istadi I.
Deposited On:15 May 2009 20:15
Last Modified:15 May 2009 20:15

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