Particle Separation Techniques

Particle Separation Techniques

Fundamentals, Instrumentation, and Selected Applications

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Catia Contado
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854863

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Particle Separation Techniques: Fundamentals, Instrumentation, and Selected Applications presents the latest research in the field of particle separation methods. This edited book authored by subject specialists is logically organized in sections, grouping the separation techniques according to their preparative or analytical purposes and the particle type. Along with the traditional and classical separation methods suitable for micronic particles, an update survey of techniques appropriate for nanoparticle characterization is presented. This book fills the gap in the literature of particle suspension analysis of a synthetic but comprehensive manual, helping the reader to identify and apply selected techniques.It provides an overview of the techniques available to a reader who is not an expert on particle separation yet about to enter the field, design an experiment, or buy an instrument for his/her new lab.

Key Features

  • Presents a resource that is ideal for anyone preparing samples across a variety of fields, including pharmaceuticals, food science, pollution analysis and control, agricultural products, and more
  • Includes real case examples discussed by leading experts in the field
  • Provides chapters that contain a unique, common table that summarizes points-of-strength and the weaknesses of each technique


Academics and laboratory managers in industry and research centers, both in the sample preparation and analytical sectors; fields where highly purified and selected samples are required, e.g. biochemistry. Professional scientists entering or working in a variety of areas including: pharmaceuticals, food science, pollution analysis and control, agricultural products, pigments and chemicals, electronic materials, polymers; instructors in academia who want to teach a specific topic in the field

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction - The new, latest improvements in the particle separation techniques
    2. Particle dispersions in liquid media
    3. Particle characterization methods

    Part 1: Micronic particles: Preparative separations
    4. Mechanical separations: Sieving
    5. Filtration (purification)
    6. Sedimentation and Centrifugation
    7. Electrophoresis
    8. Magnetic Separations (MS)
    9. Flow Cytometry
    10. Affinity Chromatography
    11. Affinity separation on fibers and surfaces

    Part 2: Micronic particles: analytical separations
    12. Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
    13. Hydrodynamic Chromatography (HDC)
    14. Microfluidic techniques

    Part 3: Nanoparticles: preparative separations
    15. Preparation and Characterization of Particle Standards

    Part 4: Nanoparticles: analytical separations
    16. Analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC)
    17. Differential centrifugal sedimentation (DCS) alias CLS
    18. Field flow Fractionation (FFF)
    19. Capillary Electrophoresis (EC)

    Part 5: Study cases
    20. Challenges encountered in the size characterization of nano particulate systems
    21. Microplastics and nanoplastics in the environment: separation and analysis
    22. Separation of macromolecules

Product details

  • No. of pages: 643
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854863

About the Series Volume Editor

Catia Contado

Catia Contado is an associate professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Ferrara, where she currently teaches analytical chemistry, analytical techniques for characterizing nano- and micro-structured materials, and quality assurance for pharmaceutical industries. She earned a PhD in analytical and environmental chemistry at the University of Ferrara but she carried out her research at the Water Studies Centre of Monash University (Melbourne, AU) and at the Field Flow Fractionation Research Center of University of Utah (UT, USA). In 2006, as Fulbright Fellow, she worked at the Lerner Research Centre - Cleveland Clinic (OH, USA). Her research interests include the development of analytical methods for the analysis of micro and nanomaterials of natural and industrial origin, contained in pharmaceutical, food and consumer products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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