Structure formation mechanisms in consolidating pigment coatings: Simulation and visualisation

A. Sand (Corresponding Author), J. Kniivilä, M. Toivakka, Tuomo Hjelt

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Abstract

Microstructure development in consolidating pigment coating layers was studied in terms of particle flocculation and clustering mechanisms utilising a 3D particle dynamics model. The model includes hydrodynamic forces, colloidal interactions as well as the Brownian motion. The influence of colloidal interactions and drying strategy on the coating layer thickness development and internal solid concentration gradients, was investigated. A low particle surface potential resulted in the formation of porous particle networks, which impeded the shrinkage of the coating layer. At higher surface potentials particles arranged into denser structures, whereby the solids concentration profile could be controlled by the drying. Low electrostatic double layer thicknesses allowed sharp concentration gradients to form as result of the applied drying strategy. At high double layer thicknesses, the structure formation was similar regardless of drying strategy. This work elucidates the combined effect of drying conditions and colloidal suspension properties on coating microstructure development. Furthermore, the results aid in the understanding of how coating suspension additives may influence the structure development of the coating layer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-582
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification
Volume50
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Pigments
Visualization
Drying
Coatings
Surface potential
Suspensions
Microstructure
Brownian movement
Flocculation
Electrostatics
Dynamic models
Hydrodynamics

Keywords

  • Pigment coating
  • clustering
  • colloidal interactions
  • consolidation
  • drying
  • dynamics

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Structure formation mechanisms in consolidating pigment coatings : Simulation and visualisation. / Sand, A. (Corresponding Author); Kniivilä, J.; Toivakka, M.; Hjelt, Tuomo.

In: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 50, No. 5-6, 2010, p. 574-582.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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