Special Issue "Emulsification Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Emulsions are all around us: in foods, pharmaceuticals, and health-care products, to mentioning only a few. The perceived quality of these products depends on disperse phase volume fractions and drop-size distributions. Thus, the controlled production of emulsions with pre-determined properties is of great relevance for many fields of chemical processing.
Large-scale emulsification processes have been utilized for well over 100 years, and the first significant advances in understanding the mechanisms date back to the groundbreaking work of Taylor and Kolmogorov in the 1930s and 1940s. Despite intense research activities since then, important challenges remain. For example, following growing consumer concerns of the effects of added artificial emulsifiers on health and environment, the interest in controlling the drop-size distribution with mechanical processing and minimal use of emulsifiers has increased. Secondly, industrial production often relies on high-shear emulsification processes (e.g., high-pressure homogenization and rotor-stator mixing). These are characterized by an extremely low energy-efficiency; the amount of energy input vastly exceeds what is theoretically needed to create new interfaces. Substantial economic and environmental benefits could be made by increasing efficiency, either by optimizing existing processes, or by developing novel ones. As shown by these examples, continued research on emulsification processes is still in need.
This Special Issue, ”Emulsification processes”, aims to bring together recent advances, and invites all original contributions, fundamental and applied, which can add to our understanding of the field. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanistic studies of emulsification
- Scale-up in emulsification processes
- Optimization of emulsification processes
- Novel emulsification processes
- Process implications of new emulsifiers
- Mathematical modeling of emulsification
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andreas Håkansson
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 CHF applies. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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