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Microfluidic Chips for Formulation of Silica Nanoparticles and Enzyme Immobilization

Fiona Ling, Wang Ming and Abdulbari, Hayder A. and Chin, Sim Yee (2021) Microfluidic Chips for Formulation of Silica Nanoparticles and Enzyme Immobilization. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 44 (8). pp. 1423-1431. ISSN 1521-4125

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Abstract

The unique micromixing environment of microfluidic technology provides new opportunities to apply known nanoparticle formulation techniques for higher reaction rates and better product quality. Novel methods to formulate silica nanoparticles and immobilize Rhizomucor miehei lipase on these particles in a microflow environment are introduced. The quality of the formulated nanoparticles from the microfluidic reactor was compared with those produced in the traditional bench-scale method. The results demonstrate that the smaller silica nanoparticles were produced from the microfluidic reactor with higher dispersity compared to nanoparticles obtained from the bench-scale. Immobilization of lipase is found to be more effective using silica nanoparticles synthesized in microflow systems as the carriers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Impact factor:1.728 2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics): 98/143 (Engineering, Chemical)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immobilization, Lipase, Microfluidics, Nanoparticles
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
College of Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 08:49
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 08:49
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/32520
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