Rapid Production of Micro- and Nano-particles Using Supercritical Water

  • Zhen Fang

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 11-27
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    Pages 29-55
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    Pages 57-62
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    Pages 63-69
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    Pages 87-92

About this book


This book shows how to use supercritical water (SCW) to synthesize nano- and micro- oxides, inorganic salts and metal particles and its recent advancement. Also polymer/biomass particles can be produced by using the method of precipitation of solutes from SCW. The particles can be used as catalysts for biomass conversions, materials in ceramics & electronic devices and composite materials. Particles are easily produced continuously in a flow reactor in short reaction times or synthesized in a batch reactor in long reaction times. Besides the synthesis process, the book also present studies of the properties of these materials. The size, size distribution, crystal growth & structure, and morphology of particles produced by supercritical water can be controlled by the feed concentrations, pH, pressures, temperatures, heating & cooling rates, organic modifications, reducing or oxidizing atmospheres, flow rates and reaction times.


Biomass Catalysts Hydrothermal Oxides Precipitation ceramics coating composite metal

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  1. 1., Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical GardenChinese Academy of ScienceKunmingChina, People's Republic

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