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Continuous production of bespoke emulsions and nanoparticles using novel microfluidic routes

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posted on 22.11.2018, 16:08 by Monalie V. Bandulasena
Nanoparticles, especially gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), received extensive attention in many industrial and research fields including pharmaceutical, catalytic, electronic, health care, imaging, sensing and cosmetic production. AuNPs show interesting chemical, physical and magnetic properties which depends on their size, size distribution, surface and morphology. Precise control of size and surface properties of nanoparticles is a challenge in batch synthesis processes due to poor mixing, poor control of heat and mass transfer and batch-to-batch variation. In contrast, continuous synthesis of nanoparticles in microscale channels provides precise control of fluid dynamics which allows enhanced tuning of the of nanoparticle end-use properties. This thesis investigates effective and robust ways to synthesise bespoke AuNPs using glass capillary microfluidics at room temperature. [Continues.]

Funding

Loughborough University

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Monalie V. Bandulasena

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/

Publication date

2018

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Brahim Benyahia ; Goran Vladisavljevic

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral