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Continuous Production of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles by a Rotary Process
AbstractThis manuscript demonstrates the design, modification and initial investigation of a rotary furnace for the manufacturing of inorganic fullerene WS2 nanoparticles. Different preparation methods starting with various precursors have been investigated, of which the gas-solid reaction starting with WO3 nanoparticles was the most efficient technique. Furthermore, the influence of temperature, reaction time, and reaction gases etc. on the synthesis of inorganic fullerene WS2 nanomaterials was investigated, and these parameters were optimised based on combined characterisations using XRD, SEM and TEM. In addition, the furnace was further modified to include a baffled tube, a continuous gas-blow feeding system, and a collection system, in order to improve the batch yield and realise continuous production. This technique has improved the production from less than 1 g/batch in a traditional tube furnace to a few tens of g/batch, and could be easily scaled up to industry level production.
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Xu, F.; Wang, N.; Chang, H.; Xia, Y.; Zhu, Y. Continuous Production of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles by a Rotary Process. Inorganics 2014, 2, 313-333.View more citation formats
Xu F, Wang N, Chang H, Xia Y, Zhu Y. Continuous Production of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles by a Rotary Process. Inorganics. 2014; 2(2):313-333.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Fang; Wang, Nannan; Chang, Hong; Xia, Yongde; Zhu, Yanqiu. 2014. "Continuous Production of IF-WS2 Nanoparticles by a Rotary Process." Inorganics 2, no. 2: 313-333.