Rotating membrane reactor - A novel membrane emulsification system and its application in manufacturing controlled emulsions

R. Hou, N. Aryanti, S. Biggs, R. A. Williams

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Abstract

A novel membrane emulsification system which utilises a rotating membrane for precision manufacture of single and multiple emulsions was investigated. The single emulsification experiments revealed that monodispersed paraffin wax in water emulsions, having a coefficient of variation value ranging from 10% to 20%, can be readily produced within a broad range of process conditions on a rotating membrane reactor. A number of key system parameters on both the droplet mean size and droplet uniformity were discussed against experimental observations. Preliminary experimental results indicated that the methodology could also be adopted for production of multiple w/o/w emulsions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPapers Presented at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products
Pages167-178
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Apr 20074 Apr 2007

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/04/074/04/07

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    Hou, R., Aryanti, N., Biggs, S., & Williams, R. A. (2007). Rotating membrane reactor - A novel membrane emulsification system and its application in manufacturing controlled emulsions. In Papers Presented at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products (pp. 167-178)