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Title: Recent developments in manufacturing micro- and nano-particles from emulsion droplets
Authors: Vladisavljevic, Goran T.
Williams, Richard A.
Keywords: Membrane emulsification
Microchannel emulsification
Microfluidics
Polymer microspheres
Solid lipid microcapsules
Polymerosomes
Colloidosomes
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: CRC Press (© Taylor and Francis)
Citation: VLADISAVLJEVIC, G.T. and WILLIAMS, R.A., 2010. Recent developments in manufacturing micro- and nano-particles from emulsion droplets. IN: Starov, V. (ed.). Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects. Boca Raton: CRC Press, pp. 437-491.
Abstract: Membrane and microfluidic devices are relatively new tools for highly controlled production of particles. This review focuses on the recent developments in this area, ranging from the production of simple and double emulsions of different types and morphologies (e.g. multiple core-shell structures, outer drops with controlled number of internal droplets, etc) to highly sophisticated functional products such as polymerosomes, asymmetric lipid vesicles, and core-shell particles. Other emerging technologies that extend the capabilities into different membrane materials and operation methods (such as rotating stainless steel membrane with laser drilled pores) and manufacturing approaches (extrusion of pure to-be-dispersed phase or coarsely emulsified feeds) are introduced. The use of microfluidic T-junctions, flow focusing devices and silicon microchannel array devices is also reviewed. The results of experimental work carried out by cited researchers in the field together with those of the current authors are presented in a tabular form in a rigorous and systematic manner. These demonstrate a wide range of products that can be manufactured from emulsions using different solidification techniques.
Description: This book chapter was published in the book: Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects [© Taylor and Francis]. Further details can be found at: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781420065008
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7317
Publisher Link: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781420065008
ISBN: 9781420065008
1420065009
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