Process development of a novel arc spray nanoparticle synthesis system (ASNSS) for preparation of a TiO2 nanoparticle suspension

Tsing Tshih Tsung, Ho Chang, Liang Chia Chen, Ming Kun Liu, Hong Ming Lin, Chung Kwei Lin

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This article presents the development of an innovative technology to manufacture TiO2 nanoparticles. Manufacturing nanoparticles is considered as a crucial step towards product and process innovation. In our proposed process, a titanium rod. as the electrode, is melted and vaporised in deionised water, which is used as an insulating liquid. The vaporised metal particles are then rapidly quenched by the designed cooling system, and thus nanocrystalline powders are nucleated and formed. By implementing the system, we have successfully developed the processing equipment of the arc spray nanoparticle synthesis system (ASNSS). The experimental results indicate that uniformly distributed and well-controlled TiO2 nanoparticle size can be manufactured by ASNSS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-885
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Nanoparticle suspension
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Nanotechnology
  • Submerged arc
  • Titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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