High throughput vegetable oil-in-water emulsification with a high porosity micro-engineered membrane

N.A. Wagdare, A.T.M. Marcelis, O.B. Ho, R.M. Boom, C.J.M. van Rijn

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Abstract

Emulsification with high porosity micro-engineered membranes leads to stable emulsions with a low droplet span when, besides a surfactant in the continuous phase, an additional, suitable surfactant is used in the dispersed phase. This surfactant should exhibit relatively fast adsorption dynamics, which is more critical when the surfactant in the continuous phase has slower dynamics. Dispersed-phase fluxes of up to 92.5 x 10(-6) m(3)/m(2)s could be achieved, which is an order of magnitude higher than previously reported for SPG membrane-based cross-flow emulsification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume347
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • droplet formation
  • microchannel emulsification
  • emulsions
  • stability
  • junction
  • surface
  • size

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