Journal article

Ultrasonic encapsulation - A review

Thomas SH Leong, Gregory JO Martin, Muthupandian Ashokkumar

ULTRASONICS SONOCHEMISTRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Encapsulation of materials in particles dispersed in water has many applications in nutritional foods, imaging, energy production and therapeutic/diagnostic medicine. Ultrasonic technology has been proven effective at creating encapsulating particles and droplets with specific physical and functional properties. Examples include highly stable emulsions, functional polymeric particles with environmental sensitivity, and microspheres for encapsulating drugs for targeted delivery. This article provides an overview of the primary mechanisms arising from ultrasonics responsible for the formation of these materials, highlighting examples that show promise particularly in the development of foods a..

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