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Doctor of Philosophy, (Process Engineering)
Study Completed: 2013
College of Sciences
Production of Inhaler Grade Lactose by Crystallization
In the dairy industry, the milk sugar lactose is crystallized as a by-product from the cheese making process. Inhaler grade lactose is commonly used as a drug carrier in asthma inhalers. Mr Shaffer’s research focused on alternative production techniques for producing inhaler grade lactose directly from crystallization without additional post-crystallization processing steps, such as sieving or milling, which currently occurs. A novel crystallization technique was invented, modelled and subsequently built to produce lactose crystals that could be directly used for inhaler grade lactose.
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Last updated on Tuesday 04 April 2017