VLADISAVLJEVIC, G.T., 2006. Controlled production of emulsions using membrane and microchannel technology. IN: Proceedings of the 38th Autumn Meeting of the Society of Chemical Engineering of Japan, Fukuoka, Japan. Paper J108.
Monodispersed emulsion droplets are advantageous in
both fundamental study and practical applications. Two
main manufacturing approaches for production of monosized
droplets are: (a) direct drop-by-drop manufacture,
and (b) passive droplet break up in a confined geometry.
The typical examples of the first approach are: (i) direct
membrane emulsification (ME) ; (ii) microchannel
(MC) emulsification , (iii) direct generation of droplets
in flow focusing microfluidic devices and in microfluidic
devices with T-junctions , and (iv) nanoliter injection.
The examples of the second approach are: (i) premix ME
, (ii) droplet break up in MCs containing T-junctions or
obstacles , and (iii) droplet break up in micromixers.
This lecture aims to introduce the latest development on
the utilization of the membrane and MC emulsification
techniques to the controlled production of emulsions.