Polymer product-engineering utilising oscillatory baffled reactors

Ni, Xiongwei, Murray, K. R., Zhang, Yanmin, Bennett, Daniel and Howes, Tony (2002). Polymer product-engineering utilising oscillatory baffled reactors. In: Powder Technology: Control of Particulate Processes VI. Control of Particulate Processes VI, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island, (281-286). 19-24 September 1999. doi:10.1016/S0032-5910(02)00022-0


Author Ni, Xiongwei
Murray, K. R.
Zhang, Yanmin
Bennett, Daniel
Howes, Tony
Title of paper Polymer product-engineering utilising oscillatory baffled reactors
Conference name Control of Particulate Processes VI
Conference location Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island
Conference dates 19-24 September 1999
Proceedings title Powder Technology: Control of Particulate Processes VI   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Powder Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/S0032-5910(02)00022-0
ISBN 3
ISSN 0032-5910
Volume 124
Issue 3
Start page 281
End page 286
Total pages 6
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Oscillatory baffled reactor (OBR) can be used to produce particles with controlled size and morphology, in batch or continuous flow. This is due to the effect of the superimposed oscillations that radially mixes fluid but still allows plug-flow (or close to plug flow) behaviour in a continuous system. This mixing, combined with a close to a constant level of turbulence intensity in the reactor, leads to tight droplet and subsequent product particle size distributions. By applying population balance equations together with experimental droplet size distributions, breakage rates of droplets can be determined and this is a useful tool for understanding the product engineering in OBRs.
Subjects E3
250103 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
770405 Physical and chemical conditions
Keyword Polymer product engineering
Oscillatory baffled reactor
Plug flow
Q-Index Code E3

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Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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