Special Issue "Emulsion Process Design"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2020).
Interests: emulsions; emulsion processing; high-pressure homogenization; biopolymers at interfaces; spray drying; extrusion; product design; formulation technologies
Emulsions have received outstanding attention from scientists and technologists for many decades because of their easy preparation, low price, and versatile applications. These extend to a broad range, including foods and feeds, creams and lotions, paints and varnishes, encapsulation and controlled delivery of actives, drugs, and other chemicals. Emulsions as intermediate products are also found in the production of, e.g., polymer-based products.
A large selection of rotor-stator machines or high-pressure homogenizers is available for the production of emulsion-based products on a large industrial scale. Ultrasonic homogenizers or membrane systems are found for special applications. Microfluidic systems are established for development and research. Although a lot of development work has already been published in the field of process design, it is still difficult today to predict the process parameters required to obtain desired product properties. Knowledge is missed on local process conditions prevailing in an emulsifying plant, how these are influenced by process parameters, and how this knowledge can be used to produce desired, specific drop size distributions. New working tools as numeric flow simulation and high-resolution inline real-time process measurement techniques offer the opportunity to broaden our knowledge and make a big step forward in emulsion process design.
We are looking for contributions which describe new process analytical tools, results, and applications they offer for emulsion processing. Given your reputed experience and the outstanding impact of your previous publications in this field, we would very much appreciate your contribution in this Special Issue of ChemEngineering. Although the issue is mainly focused on new tools for analyzing emulsion processing machines, papers reviewing and updating the state of the art, as well as novel applications are also welcome.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Karbstein
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- flow simulation
- emulsion process design
- process analytics
- stress-related droplet deformation and break-up
- local flow conditions and stresses