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Recent advances in the production of controllable multiple emulsions using microfabricated devices

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posted on 14.01.2016, 11:20 by Goran Vladisavljevic
This review focuses on recent developments in the fabrication of multiple emulsions in micro-scale systems such as membranes, microchannel array, and microfluidic emulsification devices. Membrane and microchannel emulsification offer great potential to manufacture multiple emulsions with uniform drop sizes and high encapsulation efficiency of encapsulated active materials. Meanwhile, microfluidic devices enable an unprecedented level of control over the number, size, and type of internal droplets at each hierarchical level but suffer from low production scale. Microfluidic methods can be used to generate high-order multiple emulsions (triple, quadruple, and quintuple), non-spherical (discoidal and rod-like) drops, and asymmetric drops such as Janus and ternary drops with two or three distinct surface regions. Multiple emulsion droplets generated in microfabricated devices can be used as templates for vesicles like polymersomes, liposomes, and colloidosomes with multiple inner compartments for simultaneous encapsulation and release of incompatible active materials or reactants.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Published in

Particuology

Volume

21

Pages

1-17

Citation

VLADISAVLJEVIC, G.T., 2016. Recent advances in the production of controllable multiple emulsions using microfabricated devices. Particuology, 21, pp.1-17.

Publisher

Elsevier / © Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

18/10/2015

Publication date

2015-12-18

Copyright date

2016

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Particuology and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2015.10.001

ISSN

1674-2001

Language

en

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