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Deagglomeration of nanoparticle clusters using the Ytron ZC1 in-line rotor-stator

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posted on 2022-01-07, 15:17 authored by James C Bacon, Chris RiellyChris Rielly, Gul Ozcan-TaskinGul Ozcan-Taskin
Introduction Nanoparticles are increasingly used in novel formulations due to the resulting superior properties and performance. The intermediate or final product may be in the form of a nanoparticulate dispersion, in which case achieving a fine and stable dispersion is a key process target. Whilst powder incorporation can be achieved using a stirred tank, the subsequent stage of deagglomeration typically requires a more power intensive device, such as an in-line rotor-stator. In this project, the dispersion performance of an in-line rotor-stator, Ytron ZC1, which can be used for both powder addition directly into the rotor-stator head and potentially for deagglomeration, has been investigated. Power characteristics, suction performance[1] and incorporation[2] have been the subject of previous presentations. The part of the study presented here had the objective of establishing the deagglomeration performance of the YtronZC1 in-line rotor-stator. The effects of power input, residence time, powder concentration and gap width in the teeth on the mechanism and kinetics of deagglomeration have been investigated.



  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering


  • Chemical Engineering


13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE 13)


  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Berlin Germany/online (hybrid event)

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20th September 2021 - 23rd September 2021


Prof Chris Rielly Deposit date: 4 January 2022

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