Influence of spray drying conditions on particle size and morphology of Al2O3/ZrO2(3Y) composite particles

Saowaluk Chiangka, Sukasem Watcharamaisakul, Boris Golman

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Zirconia toughened alumina materials are frequently used in biomedical applications due to their enhanced toughness, strength and wear resistance compared to monolithic alumina. In this work, the influence of spray drying conditions is studied on the characteristics of spray-dried Al2O3/ZrO2(3Y) composite particles. The SEM images of composite particles confirm the formation of dense composite particles of round shape without internal holes. The particles of the best morphology of the median diameter of 44 μm were produced by drying the slurry of 70 wt.% solid content with feed rate of 15 ml/min using the drying air with inlet temperature of 210°C and spraying air with flow rate of 357 l/h.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Innovation
EditorsChantaraporn Phalakornkule, Piti Sukontasukkul, Mitsutoshi Ueda, Somrerk Chandra-ambhorn, Wanlop Harnnarongchai
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038356912
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event1st International Conference on Engineering Innovation, ICEI 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Jun 6 2016Jun 7 2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference1st International Conference on Engineering Innovation, ICEI 2016


  • Alumina/zirconia composite particles
  • Particle morphology
  • Particle size
  • Spray drying conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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