Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification

Yuan, Qingchun and Hou, Rouzhou and Aryanti, Nita and Williams, Richard A. and Biggs, Simon and Lawson, Simon and Silgram, Helen and Sarkar, Manish and Birch, Richard (2008) Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification. Desalination, 224 . pp. 215-220. ISSN 0011-9 164

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Crossflow and rotating membrane emulsification techniques were used for making oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions. The emulsions produced from a variety of oils and monomers (viscosity 7–528 mPas) exhibited narrow size distributions over a wide droplet size range, with the average droplet size ranging from less than 1 µm up to 500 µm. The monomer emulsions were further encapsulated to produce microcapsules through subsequent polymerisation reactions. The monodispersity feature of the primary emulsions was retained after the encapsulation. In comparison with other homogenisation methods, our experimental results demonstrated that the membrane emulsification technique is not only superior in emulsion droplet size controls, but also advantageous in energy efficiency and industrial-scale productions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Membrane emulsification; Size control; Microcapsules; Industrialisation
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
ID Code:294
Deposited By:Dr. Istadi Istadi
Deposited On:05 Jul 2009 11:19
Last Modified:05 Jul 2009 11:19

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