Synthesis of microcapsules for carbon capture via needle-based droplet microfluidics

Yew, Maxine, Ren, Yong, Koh, Kai Seng, Sun, Chenggong, Snape, Colin and Yan, Yuying (2019) Synthesis of microcapsules for carbon capture via needle-based droplet microfluidics. Energy Procedia, 160 . pp. 443-450. ISSN 18766102

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“Off-the-shelf” devices have attracted much consideration lately, especially in emulsions production in droplet-based microfluidics. While many simple and cost-effective designs have been proposed and demonstrated, the functionability of these purported simple devices has been questioned, especially in emulsions generation for commercial scale. In this work, a simple needle-based device was used in the production of functional core-shell microcapsules of uniform sizes, typically in the range of 600 to 720 µm, and shell thickness of 20 to 110 µm, and C.V of 0.97 to 3.0%. These core-shell microcapsules are a new form of carbon capture materials, with carbon solvent encapsulated in thin polymeric shell. The microcapsules synthesized were subjected to absorption-desorption tests. This work has successfully demonstrated the use of off-the-shelf microdevice and its reliability for the production of functional microcapsules.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: core-shell; microcapsules; microdevices; carbon capture
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
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Depositing User: Zhou, Elsie
Date Deposited: 01 May 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:29

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