This work concerns the development of simulation tools for mapping of pigment dispersion. Focus has been on the mechanical breakage of pigment agglomerates. The underlying physical mechanism was assumed to be surface erosion of spherical pigment agglomerates, and the full agglomerate particle size distribution was simulated. Data from previous experimental investigations with organic pigments were used for model validation.When the linear rate of agglomerate surface erosion was taken to be proportional to the external agglomerate surface area, simulations of the volume-moment mean diameter over time were in good quantitative agreement with experimental data. The only adjustable parameter used was an apparent rate constant for the linear agglomerate erosion rate. Model simulations, at selected values of time, for the full agglomerate particle size distribution were in good qualitative agreement with measured values. The general applicability of the model, beyond the pigments considered, needs to be confirmed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017 - Hotels van Oranje, Noordwijk, Netherlands|
Duration: 26 Jun 2017 → 30 Jun 2017
|Conference||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017|
|Location||Hotels van Oranje|
|Period||26/06/2017 → 30/06/2017|