Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Dispersion and Stabilisation of Nanoparticles in Liquids

One day course on
Dispersion and Stabilisation of Nanoparticles in Liquids
31st May, 2012

This short course will cover various processes involved in the dispersion of nanoparticles in liquids: Incorporation, Break up, Stabilization

10% discount for DOMINO consortium members
10% off when you book your place before 15th April
Promotional code: STARKNANO12

Applications and scope
Nanoparticles and products that contain nanoparticle dispersions are finding increasing applications in coatings, personal and health care, paints and inks, plastics and several other industries.

This short course will cover various processes involved in the dispersion of nanoparticles in liquids:

·         Incorporation
·         Break up
·         Stabilization

As well as dispersion rheology.

The course contents

·         Different process devices, mechanisms and kinetics of break up and drawdown which are crucially important in process design.

·         Different stabilisation methods depending on the system (for example, by controlling the surface charge properties of the particles or by an entropic method arising from the adsorption of polymeric materials onto the particle surfaces).

·         The molecular architecture of stabilising polymers specifically designed according to the chemistry of the particle surface and continuous phase.

What previous attendees said...
This one day course provided a good insight into the dispersion and stabilisation of nanoparticles in liquids. The lectures, demos and presentations by exhibitors created the right atmosphere for discussion of specific issues relevant to a wide range processes.” Raymond Connor, Managing Director- BIOTEC LTD

“We not only had an excellent opportunity to interact with potential customers and demonstrate our process equipment during the laboratory session, but also found the course content to be extremely helpful in understanding the mechanisms behind dispersion and use of surfactants” Jon Youles- Managing Director- Ytron-Quadro

Who will benefit?
Anyone working in the field, in particular practising engineers and scientists in industry should benefit from the course. In addition to the presentations containing video clips and example case studies, there will be plenty of opportunities for discussions with the presenters.


Gül Özcan-Taskin
is a Senior Technical Consultant at BHR Group. She has over 20 years of experience in running R&D and consultancy projects on mixing and dispersion processes, including the dispersion of nanoparticles in liquids. She has given several lectures, directed courses and published in the field. Gül has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University.

Dr. Jordan Petkov studied in the Laboratory of Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at the University of Sofia where he completed a MSc Thesis on ultrafiltration of charged latex spheres, followed by a PhD in the area of protein-surfactant interfacial rheology. He has worked for Unilever Research in Port Sunlight for 11 years now, where his research interests are, surface rheology, surfactant dynamics and self-assembly, emulsions and colloidal dispersions. Dr. Petkov also has an interest in the modification of existing experimental techniques and implementation of new ones, which formed part of his doctoral thesis. Since 2011 he has been a Guest Professor at the China University of Petroleum.

Dr. Neil J Alderman studied obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1986 from University of Bath before joining Cambridge University’s Department of Chemical Engineering to carry out postdoctoral research. He also worked at Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Warren Spring Laboratory, AEA Technology and Aspen Technology. His work has included research in rheology and cross-flow filtration of oil-well drilling fluids, filtration and de-watering of sewage and industrial sludges, rheo-optic characterisation of thermotropic liquid crystal polymers, electrochemical mass transfer applications and fouling of heat transfer equipment. At BHR Group, he provides pilot-plant and lab-based consultancy and research services and lectures on slurry courses. He has published over 175 papers and reports

10% discount for DOMINO consortium members
10% off when you book your place before 15th April
Promotional code: STARKNANO12

For more information, please download the course brochure at http://www.bhrconferences.com/nanoparticle_dispersion_2012.aspx or contact the Conference Organiser:

Joyce Raymond
Course Organiser

email: confx3@bhrgroup.co.uk
Tel.: 44 (0)7785 621 692