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Speakers Abstracts

Continuous production of biopolymer based encapsulates
Amy Wilson,a Rachael Hutchings,b Ekanem Ekanem,c Davide Mattia,c Karen J. Edler,b Janet L. Scotta
a Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
b EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, University of Bath, Claverton Down Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
c Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Claverton Down Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Beads or capsules can be produced by membrane emulsification as a low energy, continuous manufacturing process that yields products with narrow particle size distribution.  Filled capsules, or encapsulates, prepared from renewable, biopolymers offer opportunities for production of biodegradable encapsulates, thus potentially eliminating a small, but unnecessary, source of plastic pollution.  Developing the materials and the production process in tandem leads to a combination of chemistry and processes that are compatible and readily scalable.