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Processes 2016, 4(4), 46; doi:10.3390/pr4040046

Extending Applications of High-Pressure Homogenization by Using Simultaneous Emulsification and Mixing (SEM)—An Overview

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Institute of Process Engineering in Life Sciences, Section I: Food Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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mixolutions engineering, Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 23, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany
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Academic Editor: Andreas Håkansson
Received: 30 September 2016 / Revised: 15 November 2016 / Accepted: 17 November 2016 / Published: 26 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emulsification Processes)
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Abstract

Conventional high-pressure homogenization (HPH) is widely used in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries among others. In general, its aim is to produce micron or sub-micron scale emulsions with excellent product characteristics. However, its energy consumption is still very high. Additionally, several limitations and boundaries impede the usage of high-pressure homogenization for special products such as particle loaded or highly concentrated systems. This article gives an overview of approaches that have been used in order to improve the conventional high-pressure homogenization process. Emphasis is put on the ‘Simultaneous Emulsification and Mixing’ process that has been developed to broaden the application areas of high-pressure homogenization. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-pressure homogenization; mixing; process modifications; process intensification; energy efficiency high-pressure homogenization; mixing; process modifications; process intensification; energy efficiency
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Gall, V.; Runde, M.; Schuchmann, H.P. Extending Applications of High-Pressure Homogenization by Using Simultaneous Emulsification and Mixing (SEM)—An Overview. Processes 2016, 4, 46.

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