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Aggregation and breakup of acrylic latex particles inside millimetric scale reactors

Lachin, Kevin and Le Sauze, Nathalie and Di Miceli Raimondi, Nathalie and Aubin, Joelle and Gourdon, Christophe and Cabassud, Michel Aggregation and breakup of acrylic latex particles inside millimetric scale reactors. (2017) Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 113. 65-73. ISSN 0255-2701

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2016.09.021


Aggregation of acrylic latex is investigated inside tubular millireactors working under laminar hydrodynamic conditions. The size distribution and fractal dimension of aggregates are measured using light scattering. Results show that the equilibrium between rupture and aggregation is achieved quickly, allowing the study of cluster size distribution and shape at the aggregation/rupture steady state. Both laminar hydrodynamic conditions and high shear rate are suspected to promote the formation of aggregates with a high fractal dimension, which means that the particles are almost spherical, thereby offering an interesting alternative to conventional batch processes. These results can provide useful information for industries aiming at producing aggregates at specified size and quality.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification website : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0255270116304366?via%3Dihub
HAL Id:hal-01769589
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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French National Research Agency (ANR)
Deposited On:18 Apr 2018 08:59

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