Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification

Qingchun Yuan, Ruozhou Hou, Nita Aryanti, Richard A. Williams, Simon Biggs, Simon Lawson, Helen Silgram, Manish Sarkar, Richard Birch

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalDesalination
Volume224
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2008
Event11th Aachen Membrane Colloquium - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 28 Mar 200729 Mar 2007

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Emulsions
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Oils
Monomers
Homogenization method
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energy efficiency
polymerization
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Capsules
Energy efficiency
viscosity
Polymerization
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Keywords

  • membrane emulsification
  • size control
  • microcapsules
  • industrialisation

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Yuan, Q., Hou, R., Aryanti, N., Williams, R. A., Biggs, S., Lawson, S., ... Birch, R. (2008). Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification. Desalination, 224(1-2), 215-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2007.02.095
Yuan, Qingchun ; Hou, Ruozhou ; Aryanti, Nita ; Williams, Richard A. ; Biggs, Simon ; Lawson, Simon ; Silgram, Helen ; Sarkar, Manish ; Birch, Richard. / Manufacture of controlled emulsions and particulates using membrane emulsification. In: Desalination. 2008 ; Vol. 224, No. 1-2. pp. 215-220.
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