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Robust and facile encapsulation using silica-polymer composites

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posted on 08.11.2017 by SHANE PATRICK MEANEY
Encapsulation is a technology that promises drastic improvement to both the economic and environmental outcomes of chemical processes. Applications, however are often limited by the cost and complexity of such schemes. This work sought to produce a simple, robust and above all versatile encapsulation technology, using hybrid core—shell polymer—silica materials, which offers improved performance in not only in current encapsulation applications, but also the potential for use in a broader range of industries. Implementation promises to dramatically expand the industrial use of selective, efficient chemical processes, providing vastly improved economic and environmental outcomes, and monumentally changing current production paradigms.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Bart Follink

Additional supervisor 1

Rico Tabor

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Exports

Exports