Processes in Dispersed Media


Keywords: Crystallization, Granular processes, Polymerization, Emulsification, Freeze-drying, Drying, Online monitoring, Modeling


The “Processes in Dispersed Media” (PRODIS) team focusses on studying the processes of production, separation and shaping of solids, emulsions or polymers. These processes involve crystallization/precipitation, agglomeration, drying, freeze-drying, polymerization of liquid/gas monomers, or emulsification (in stirred vessels, static mixers, high-pressure homogenizer, ultrasound or membranes). The scope of the team extends from the study of elementary mechanisms (coupled mass and heat transfer, thermodynamic equilibria, solid phase transition, desolvation, polymorphism, free radical polymerization, breakup/coagulation and nucleation) to process monitoring and control in industrial context to achieve the desired use properties (particle / drop size distribution, polymorphic crystal form/facies, or the dispersion viscosity). Experimental tests, online monitoring, and modeling are the methods used to determine the key process factors and for process optimization, intensification, or process scale-up to industrial scale. The studied applications include specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, biologics, polymer coatings, materials for energy storage and effluent treatment.


The director of PES, Nida Sheibat-Othman

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  • Kefan F. Ni, Nida Sheibat-Othman, G. R. Shan, Gilles Fevotte, Z. X. Weng, et al.. Synthesis of hybrid core-shell nanoparticles by emulsion (co)polymerization of styrene and gamma-methacryloxy propyl trimethoxy silane : Kinetics and modeling. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2005, 38 (22), pp.9100 -9109. ⟨hal-00358558⟩
  • Kefan F. Ni, G. R. Shan, Z. X. Weng, Nida Sheibat-Othman, Gilles Fevotte, et al.. Synthesis of Hybrid Core-Shell Nanoparticles by Emulsion (Co)polymerization of Styrene and gamma-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2005, 38, pp.7321-7329. ⟨hal-00358744⟩
  • Sandrine Péroche, Ghania Degobert, Jean-Luc Putaux, Marie-Geneviève Blanchin, Hatem Fessi, et al.. Synthesis and characterisation of novel nanospheres made from amphiphilic perfluoroalkylthio-β-cyclodextrins. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 2005, 60 (1), pp.123-131. ⟨10.1016/S0008-6215(03)00356-2⟩. ⟨hal-02059562⟩
  • Nida Sheibat-Othman, Dominique Peycelon, Jean-Bernard Egraz, Jean-Marc Suau, Gilles Fevotte. Near Infrared Spectroscopy for the monitoring and control of polymerization processes. NIR news, 2005, 16 (4), pp.8-9. ⟨hal-00358550⟩
  • Aurélie Hottot, Séverine Vessot, Julien Andrieu. A Direct Characterization Method of the Ice Morphology. Relationship Between Mean Crystals Size and Primary Drying Times of Freeze-Drying Processes. Drying Technology, 2004, 22 (8), pp.2009-2021. ⟨10.1081/DRT-200032717⟩. ⟨hal-02060418⟩
  • P. Chouvenc, S. Vessot, J. Andrieu, P. Vacus. Optimization of the Freeze-Drying Cycle: A New Model for Pressure Rise Analysis. Drying Technology, 2004, 22 (7), pp.1577-1601. ⟨10.1081/DRT-200025605⟩. ⟨hal-02060435⟩
  • Ghania Hamdi. Cyclodextrins and new materials containing cyclodextrins. MATERIAUX ET APPLICATIONS AUX DISPOSITIFS ET CAPTEURS (MADICA ) 2004, Nov 2004, tunis, Tunisia. ⟨hal-02059922⟩
  • Nida Sheibat-Othman, Dominique Peycelon, Jean-Bernard Egraz, Jean-Marc Suau, Gilles Fevotte. Control of the polymer molecular weight using near infrared spectroscopy. AIChE Journal, 2004, 50 (3), pp.654-664. ⟨hal-00366381⟩
  • Nida Sheibat-Othman, Dominique Peycelon, Gilles Févotte. Monitoring and Control of Free-Radical Polymerizations Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Industrial and engineering chemistry research, 2004, 43, pp.7383-7391. ⟨hal-00358750⟩
  • Nida Sheibat-Othman, Gilles Fevotte, Timothy Mckenna. Biobjective control of emulsion polymerizations: control of the polymer composition and the concentration of monomer in the polymer particles. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2004, 98 (1-2), pp.69-79. ⟨hal-00358753⟩


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