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Author: Tharwat F. Tadros

ISBN: 9783110452174
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 21 March 2016
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.76 x 1.52

Chapter 1 General Introduction
Definition of emulsions and the role of the emulsifier. Classification based on the nature of the emulsifier. Classification based on the structure of the system. General instability problems with emulsions : creaming/sedimentation, flocculation, Ostwald ripening, coalescence and phase inversion. Importance of emulsions in various industrial applications.

Chapter 2 Thermodynamics of Emulsion Formation and Breakdown
Application of the second law of thermodynamics for emulsion formation : Balance of energy and entropy and non-spontaneous formation of emulsions. Breakdown of the emulsion by flocculation and coalescence in the absence of an emulsifier. Role of the emulsifier in preventing flocculation and coalescence by creating an energy barrier resulting from the repulsive energies between the droplets.

Chapter 3 Interaction Forces between Emulsion Droplets
Van der Waals attraction and its depende...

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