Intensification of production of O/W emulsions using oscillatory woven metal micro-screen (WMMS)

W. Zeng, H. G. Gomaa, J. Liu, J. Zhu

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Using high porosity woven metal micro-screen (WMMS), a novel design oscillatory emulsifier had been used for intensification of production of relatively narrow size distribution oil in water (O/W) emulsions. The average droplet size increased with increasing the dispersed phase flow and decreased with increasing both the oscillation frequency and amplitude. The emulsion polydispersity decreased with increasing both oscillation intensities as well as dispersed phase flux. Although the change in droplet size with oscillation was reasonably predicted using a simple torque balance model based on Stokes oscillatory flow, both the flow patterns and the surface phenomena are more complex, and the final droplet size is affected by interactions between different operating and physical parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Emulsion
  • Intensification
  • Oscillatory motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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