Chan, Eng Seng and Tek, Kaun Lim and Pogaku, Ravindra and Rachel Fran Mansa, and Aminul Islam, (2012) The effect of low air-to-liquid mass flow rate ratios on the size, size distribution and shape of calcium alginate particles produced using the atomization method. Journal of Food Engineering, 108 (2). pp. 297-303. ISSN 0260-8774
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This study investigated the effects of atomization at low air-to-liquid mass flow rate ratios View the MathML source mair/mliq on the size, size distribution and shape of the calcium alginate (Ca-alginate) particles produced. It was found that the View the MathML source mair/mliq ratio must be greater than 0.0011 to atomize a 20 g/L sodium alginate solution. Ca-alginate particles with a broad mean sizes ranging from 50 to 2300 μm were produced using a View the MathML source mair/mliq ratio lower than 3.5. The change in particle size was most significant when the View the MathML source mair/mliq ratio was below a critical value 0.25. An increase in the View the MathML source mair/mliq ratio decreased the mean particle size but increased the particle size distribution. The particles became more spherical with an increase in the View the MathML source mair/mliq ratio.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bioencapsulation, atomization, calcium alginate, size, shape|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology|
|Deposited By:||IR Admin|
|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2013 08:13|
|Last Modified:||18 Feb 2015 15:19|
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