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.
|Title of host publication||Papers Presented at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Aug 2007|
|Event||1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Apr 2007 → 4 Apr 2007
|Conference||1st International Conference on Industrial Processes for Nano and Micro Products|
|Period||3/04/07 → 4/04/07|