Double emulsions by a one-step solvent shift method

Zhao, Chun-Xia and Middelberg, Anton P. J. (2010). Double emulsions by a one-step solvent shift method. In: Chemeca2010. 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (432-440). 26-29 September 2010.

Author Zhao, Chun-Xia
Middelberg, Anton P. J.
Title of paper Double emulsions by a one-step solvent shift method
Conference name 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 26-29 September 2010
Proceedings title Chemeca2010
Place of Publication Barton, ACT, Australia
Publisher Engineers Australia
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780858259713
Start page 432
End page 440
Total pages 9
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Double emulsions are complex systems of an emulsion within an emulsion, where the droplets of the dispersed phase themselves contain even smaller dispersed droplets. They have significant potential in many applications, including pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics, microspheres, microcapsules and chemical separations. Recently, we have developed a mass-transfer method for making multiple emulsions using simple microfluidic devices. We have shown that a T-junction microfluidic device can generate double emulsions having either a single internal droplet or many fine droplets, and even triple emulsions. For expanding the application of this microfluidic method, we have transfered this method from microfluidic system to bulk solutions. Double emulsions were prepared by adapting this one-step solvent shift method to bulk. The influence of solvent system (including the dispersed phase, the continuous phase and the co-solvent, and their volume ratio), preparation method (sonication, homoginization, etc.) and surfactant were investigated. The formation mechanism and the stability of the double emulsions prepared were also explored.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Conference also known as Chemeca 2010.

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