R. C. Darton ---- Publication List


Publications

Surface properties, foams and bubbles

  1. Shen, H.-H., Thomas, R.K., Chen, C.-Y., Darton, R.C., Baker, S.C., Penfold, J. “Aggregation of the naturally occurring lipopeptide, surfactin, at interfaces and in solution: An unusual type of surfactant?” Langmuir, 25(7), 4211-4218 2009
  2. Chen, C-Y., Baker, S.C. and Darton, R.C. "The application of a high throughput analysis method for the screening of potential biosurfactants from natural sources" Journal of Microbiological Methods, 70 (3): 503-510 Sept 2007
  3. Martin, P.J., Swain, M. and Darton, R.C. "Riser design in foam fractionation" in Sorensen, E. (ed) Distillation and Absorption 2006 pp 657-666 IChemE, Rugby 2006
  4. Chen, C-Y., Baker, S.C. and Darton, R.C. "Batch production of biosurfactant with foam fractionation" Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 81 (12): 1923-1931, 2006
  5. Chen, C-Y., Baker, S.C. and Darton, R.C. "Continuous production of biosurfactant with foam fractionation" Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 81 (12): 1915-1922, 2006
  6. Weiss, M., Darton, R. C., Battal, T. and Bain, C. D. "Surfactant adsorption and Marangoni flow in liquid jets: III. Modelling in the presence of micellar surfactant" Ind Eng Chem Res 45, 2235-2248, 2006
  7. Li, L.J., Nicolas, R.J. Chen, C-Y, Darton, R.C. and Baker, S.C. "Comparative study of photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with sodium dodecyl sulfate, surfactin and polyvinylpyrrolidone" Nanotechnology 16(5) S202-S205, Sp Iss SI, May 2005
  8. Valkovska, D., Shearman, G.C., Bain, C.D., Darton, R.C. and Eastoe, J. "Adsorption of Ionic Surfactants at an Expanding Air-water Interface" Langmuir 20(11), 4426-4445, 2004
  9. Weiss, M., Darton, R. C., Battal, T. and Bain, C. D. "Surfactant adsorption and Marangoni flow in liquid jets: II. Modelling" Ind Eng Chem Res 43, 5205-5220, 2004
  10. Darton R.C., Supino, S. and Sweeting, K.J. "Development of a multistaged foam fractionation column" Chemical Engineering and Processing 43(3), 477-482, 2004
  11. Battal, T., Bain, C. D., Weiss, M. and Darton, R. C. "Surfactant adsorption and Marangoni flow in liquid jets: I. Experiments" J. Colloid and Interface Science 263(1), 250-260, 2003
  12. Battal, T., Shearman, G. C., Valkovska, D., Bain, C. D., Darton, R. C., and Eastoe, J.,  "Determination of the Dynamic Surface Excess of a Homologous Series of Cationic Surfactants by Ellipsometry" Langmuir, 19 (4), 1244-1248, 2003
  13. Darton, R.C., Supino, S. and Sweeting, K.J. "Development of a multistaged foam fractionation column", International Conference on Distillation and Absorption 2002, Baden Baden, Paper 5.1. GVC-VDI Dusseldorf 2002 ISBN 3-931384-37-3
  14. Bain, C.D., Battal, T., Darton, R.C. and Weiss, M "Surfactant Effects in Liquid Jets", AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno NV 2001 paper 159g.
  15. Darton, R.C. "Multistaged Foam Fractionation", AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno NV 2001 paper 15f.
  16. Darton, R.C. "The Marangoni effect in distillation", CHISA 2000 Conference of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering, Prague 2000
  17. Breward, C.J.W., Darton, R.C., Howell, P.D., Ockenden, J.R. "The Effect of Surfactants on Expanding Free Surfaces" Chem Eng Sci 56 2867 2000
  18. Bain, C.D., Manning-Benson, S., Darton, R.C. "Rates of Mass Transfer and Adsorption of Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide at an Expanding Air-Water Interface" J. Colloid and Interface Science, 229, 247 2000
  19. Clarkson J.R., Cui, Z.F. and Darton, R.C.  "Effect of Solution Conditions on Protein Damage in Foam", Biochemical Engineering Journal 4 107 2000
  20. Darton, R.C. and Sun, K.H. "The Effect of Surfactant on Foam and Froth Properties", Trans Instn Chem Engrs 77A 535 1999
  21. Clarkson J.R., Cui, Z.F. and Darton, R.C.  "Protein Denaturation in Foam  I. Mechanism Study", J. Colloid and Interface Science 215 323 1999
  22. Clarkson J.R., Cui, Z.F. and Darton, R.C.  "Protein Denaturation in Foam  II. Surface Activity and Conformational Change", J. Colloid and Interface Science 215 333 1999
  23. Darton, R. C. and Sun, K.H., "Dispersion properties and flow regimes on a sieve tray - the effect of surface active components" AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami Beach 1998 paper 131f.
  24. Darton, R. C. and Sun, K.H., "Surfactants, foam and froth: a review of dispersion properties", CHISA 98 Conference of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering Paper d4.1 Prague 1998
  25. Thomas, P.D., Darton, R.C., Whalley, P.B. "Resolving the structure of cellular foams by the use of optical tomography" Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 13 710 1998
  26. Darton, R. C. and Sun, K.H., "Bubble properties of aerated amine solutions". 1998 IChemE Research Event, Newcastle. IChemE, Rugby 1998
  27. Sun, KH and Darton RC, "Flow behaviour of binary surfactant mixtures", in International Conference on Multiphase Flow 98 p.721 Lyons 1998
  28. Manning-Benson, S., Bain, C.D., Darton, R.C., Sharpe, D., Eastoe, J., Reynolds, P. "Invasive and noninvasive measurements of dynamic surface tension" Langmuir 13 5808 1997
  29. Breward, C.J.W., Darton, R.C., Howell, P.D., Ockenden, J.R., "Modelling Foam Drainage", in Distillation and Absorption '97 (Darton, R.C., Ed) IChemE Symposium Ser. Nr 142, p. 1009 IChemE, Rugby 1997
  30. Manning-Benson, S., Darton, R.C., Sharpe, D., Eastoe, J., Bain, C.D. "A comparison of invasive and non-invasive measurements of the dynamic surface tension in an overflowing cylinder" Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 214, No.Pt2, pp.271-PHYS 1997
  31. Todd, J.R., Cui, Z.F. and Darton, R.C.,  "Investigation of protein denaturation in foam using a bubble column apparatus" 1997 IChemE Research Event, Nottingham. IChemE, Rugby 1997
  32. Manning-Benson, S., Bain, C.D., Darton, R.C.  "Measurement of dynamic interfacial properties in an overflowing cylinder by ellipsometry" J. Colloid and Interface Science 189 109 1997
  33. Grunnet-Jepsen, H., Darton, R.C. and Whalley, P.B. "Modelling foaming behaviour" AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami 1995 Recent Developments and future Opportunities in separations Technology Vol 1 47-52 AICheE New York 1995.
  34. Thomas, P.D., Darton, R.C. and Whalley, P.B. "Foam Characterisation using a Vision System"
  35. Darton, R.C., Thomas, P.D. and Whalley, P.B. "Optical tomography" Chapter 7 in R.A. Williams and D.M. Scott (eds) Frontiers in industrial Process Tomography. AIChE 1995.
  36. Darton, R.C., Thomas, P.D. and Whalley, P.B. "Application of optical tomography in process engineering" in M.S. Beck, M.A. Morris and R.C. Waterfall (eds) Process Tomography - 95 Implementation for Industrial processes p.427 UMIST 1995
  37. Thomas, P.D., Darton, R.C. and Whalley, P.B. "Liquid foam structure analysis by visible light tomography" Chemical Engineering Journal 56 187-192 1995
  38. Grunnet-Jepsen, H., Darton, R.C., Whalley, P.B. "A correlation of foaming behaviour with surface properties" 1995 IChemE Research Event paper 205.
  39. Thomas, P.D., Darton, R.C. and Whalley, P.B. "Foam Characterisation using a Vision System" 1994 IChemE Research Event paper 231.
  40. Darton, R.C., Grunnet-Jepsen, H., Whalley, P.B., Thomas, P.D. "Foam stability and structure in absorption and distillation" AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco 1994 paper 132c.
  41. Darton R.C. and Hills, J.H. "The rising velocity of a large bubble in a bubble swarm" Trans I Chem E 54 258 1976

Distillation and absorption

  1. Darton, R.C. (Ed.) Distillation and Absorption '97 Vols 1 and 2 IChemE Symposium Ser. Nr 142 IChemE, Rugby, 1997
  2. Darton, R.C. "Minimum reflux, residue maps and reactive distillation" Chapter 2 in Garside, J. (ed), Separation Technology, The next ten years IChemE 1994
  3. Darton, R.C. "Distillation and Absorption Technology: Current market and new developments" Trans I Chem E 70A 435 1992. This paper is an edited version of paper 38 from Distillation and Absorption Symposium 1992, I Chem E Symposium Ser. No 128, and formed the basis of the plenary closing address
  4. Darton, R.C. and Weve, D.N.M.M. "Mass transfer processes: the importance of equipment choice" in Distillation Perspectives, an I Chem E Symposium, Amsterdam, 6th September 1991. An edited version published in The Chemical Engineer 14 Nov 1991 p19.
  5. Darton, R.C., Hoek, P.J., Spaninks, J.A.M., Suenson, M.M. and Wijn, E.F. "The effect of equipment on selectivity in amine treating" in Distillation and Absorption 1987. I Chem E Symposium Ser. No 104 A323 1987
  6. McEwan, M.W. and Darton, R.C. "Trends and new problems in separation process technology in the oil and gas industry" Plenary lecture to the 2nd Yugoslav - Italian - Austrian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ljubljana 1980. Also published in J. Sep Proc Techn 1 1 1980
  7. Darton, R.C., van Grinsven, P.F.A. and Simon, M.M. "Developments in steam stripping of sour water" The Chemical Engineer No 339 923 Dec 1978

Fluidization and particles

  1. Darton N.J., Sederman A.J., Ionescu A., Ducati C., Darton R.C., Gladden L.F., Slater N.K.H. “Manipulation and tracking of superparamagnetic nanoparticles using MRI” Nanotechnology 19(39) 5102-5106 2008 doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/19/39/395102 
  2. Darton R.C., “Commentary on PN Rowe and BA Partridge Trans Instn Chem Engrs 1965 Vol.43 pp.T157-T175 "An X-Ray study of bubbles in fluidised beds"” Trans Inst Chem Engrs 75A pp.s4-s5 1997.
  3. Darton R.C. "The physical behaviour of three-phase fluidized beds" in W.P.M. van Swaaij and N.H. Afgan, (eds) International Symposium on Heat and Mass transfer in fixed and fluidized beds, 1984 Hemisphere Publ Co 1986
  4. Darton R.C. "The Physical behaviour of three-phase fluidized beds" chapter 15 in Fluidization (J.F. Davidson, R. Clift and D. Harrison, eds), Academic Press 1985
  5. Darton R.C. "A bubble growth theory of fluidised bed reactors" Trans I Chem E 57 134 1979.
  6. Davidson, J.F., Harrison, D., Darton, R.C. and La Nauze R.D. "The two-phase theory of fluidization and its application to chemical reactors." In Lapidus, L and Amundson, N.R. (eds) Chemical Reactor Theory, A Review. Prentice Hall 1977
  7. Darton, R.C., La Nauze R.D., Davidson, J.F. and Harrison, D. "Bubble growth due to coalescence in fluidised beds" Trans I Chem E 55 274 1977
  8. Darton R.C. and Harrison D. "Bubble wake structure in three-phase fluidisation" in Keairns, D.L (ed) Fluidization Technology Vol 1, Procs Int Fluidization Conf. 1975 p. 399. Hemisphere Publ Co 1976
  9. Darton R.C. "The structure and dispersion of jets of solid particles falling from a hopper" Powder Technol. 13 241 1976
  10. Darton, R.C. and Harrison, D. "Gas and liquid hold-up in three-phase fluidisation" Chem Eng Sci 30 581 1975
  11. Darton, R.C. and Harrison, D. "Some properties of gas bubbles in three-phase fluidised beds" Multiphase Flow Systems, I.Chem.E. Symposium Ser. No 38 B1 1974
  12. Darton, R.C. and Harrison, D. "The Rise of Single gas bubbles in liquid fluidised beds" Trans I Chem E 52 301 1974

Sustainable Development and general

  1. Chee Tahir, A. and Darton, R.C. “Sustainability indicators: using the Process Analysis Method to select indicators for assessing production operations” Keynote address at CHISA 2010 (PRES) paper J3.1 August 2010
  2. Xu, N., Johnson A.C., Jürgens M.D., Llewellyn, N.R., Hankins, N.P. and Darton R.C. “Estrogen concentration affects its biodegradation rate in activated sludge” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(11), 2263-2270 2009 doi: 10.1897/08-577.1
  3. Chee Tahir, A. and Darton, R.C. “The Process Analysis Method of selecting indicators to quantify sustainability performance of a business operation” Journal of Cleaner Production 18, 1598-1607 2010 doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2010.07.012
  4. Smith, T.W., Axon, C.J. and Darton, R.C. “Assessing the sustainability of a car fleet” Paper 0554 presented at the 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal August 2009
  5. Torres Sibille A., Cloquell-Ballester, V.-A., Cloquell-Ballester, V.-A., Darton, R.C. "Development and Validation of a Multicriteria Indicator for the Assessment of Objective Aesthetic Impact of Wind Farms" Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13(1) 40-66, 2009 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2007.05.002
  6. Darton, R.C. "Sustainable Development: A particular challenge for engineers" Plenary address to the 11th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Kuala Lumpur 2006
  7. Chee Tahir, A. and Darton, R.C. "Using Indicator Sets to Monitor the Performance of a Sustainable Business", Proceedings of the 11th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006)
  8. Chee Tahir, A. and Darton, R.C., "Resource efficiency and environmental performance indicators and metrics for the palm oil industry" Paper P39-010 World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow 2005
  9. Darton, R.C. "Measuring our future - the role of Sustainability Metrics" 11th Hartley Lecture delivered at the Royal Society 10th November 2005.
  10. Darton, R.C. "Why sustainability is important" guest editorial in PSEP, July 2005
  11. Darton, R.C. "Scenario building and uncertainties: options for energy sources" Chapter 7 in Azapagic, A., Perdan, S. and Clift, R. (eds) Sustainable Development in Practice, John Wiley, Chichester 2004
  12. Darton, R.C. "Scenarios and Metrics as guides to a Sustainable Future: the case of Energy Supply" Trans Instn Chem Engrs B 81 September 2003
  13. Darton, R.C., Prince, R.G.H. and Wood, D. G. (Eds) "Chemical Engineering: Visions of the World" Elsevier, Amsterdam 2003 ISBN 0 444 51309 4
  14. Darton, R.C. "A sustainable energy supply: predicting the future and assessing our progress towards it" Plenary address at CHISA 2002, the 15th International Congress of Chemical and process Engineering. Prague, August 2002
  15. Darton, R.C. "Can managed public science enhance wealth and quality of life? A process industries' view" in Smith, H.L. (ed) "The Regulation of Science and Technology" Palgrave Publishers, Basingstoke 2002
  16. Darton, R.C. and Booth, R.H.  "Putting sustainability into engineering teaching" CHISA 2000 Conference of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering  Prague 2000
  17. Darton, R.C. and Booth, R.H.  "Sustainable Development and Energy Supply" The Chemical Engineer No 688  23rd September 1999

 

The above publications are refereed, except those marked as plenary presentations, or designated for presentation at conferences in the US, or written as chapters in books.


Patents

  1. "Treatment of waste water" (application GB 02/01503) 2002
  2. "Removal of acid gases from fluid mixtures using aqueous solvent mixture with regeneration of loaded solvent with reduced stripping steam requirement" EP 13049 9th Jul 1980
  3. "Gas treatment column having coaxially arranged separating and washing spaces and device to impart rotary movement to gas" EP 57945 18th Aug 1982
  4. "Retorting of oil shale etc. by fluidisation in series of beds in presence of hot solids" GB 2 097 017 27th Oct 1982
  5. "Preheating of oil shale etc. by indirect countercurrent heat exchange with hot solids" GB 2 097 018 27th Oct 1982
  6. "Removal of coke from solid particles eg. spent oil shale after retorting by multistage combustion with particle entrainment" DE 3 338 010 26th Apr 1984