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Self-Emulsification Route to NanoEmulsions by Cooling of Industrially Relevant Compounds

Project description

'Mixing' immiscible liquids more efficiently without mechanical processes

Emulsions are dispersions of droplets of one or more 'immiscible' liquids in another. Nanoemulsions, by comparison, have smaller nanosized droplets dispersed in another liquid. The large surface areas of the droplets compared to and in combination with their very small sizes has fostered important applications as delivery vehicles for food and pharmaceuticals. Preparing these emulsions often requires a significant amount of energy and mechanical shearing that can lead to thermodynamically unstable emulsions. The EU-funded CoolNanoDrop project will develop a low-temperature and energy-efficient process to fabricate nanoemulsions for the food and pharma sectors.

Objective

Industrial emulsification often requires inefficient, high energy processes, such as mechanical shear leading to high temperatures in emulsificaiton. Our new efficient method has enabled self-emulsificatino at low temperatures by simply cooling an emulsion. We will apply this method to industrially relevant compounds for the food and pharma industries.

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Coordinator

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
327 mile end road
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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