Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification

Yuan, Qingchun, Hou, Ruozhou, Aryanti, Nita, Williams, Richard A., Biggs, Simon, Lawson, Simon, Silgram, Helen, Sarkar, Manish and Birch, Richard (2008) Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification. Desalination, 224 1-3: 215-220. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2007.02.095

Author Yuan, Qingchun
Hou, Ruozhou
Aryanti, Nita
Williams, Richard A.
Biggs, Simon
Lawson, Simon
Silgram, Helen
Sarkar, Manish
Birch, Richard
Title Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification
Journal name Desalination   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-9164
Publication date 2008-04-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.desal.2007.02.095
Volume 224
Issue 1-3
Start page 215
End page 220
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract 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.
Keyword Industrialisation
Membrane emulsification
Size control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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