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

Maxine Yew, Yong Ren, Kai Seng Koh, Chenggong Sun, Colin Snape, Yuying Yan

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Abstract

"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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-450
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume160
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Energy and Power 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 Dec 201815 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Carbon capture
  • Core-Shell
  • Microcapsules
  • Microdevices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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