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The effect of de-gassing on the dispersion of fine oil droplets in water

Francis, Mathew; Pashley, Richard


Several recent studies have demonstrated that a wide range of hydrophobic, water-insoluble oils can be readily dispersed in water following a simple freeze-thaw process of de-gassing. The oil droplets typically appear to be sub-micron sized and are fairly mono-disperse. They do not coalesce but slowly phase-separate or settle under gravity. This behaviour applies to a wide range of oils including, hydrocarbons, fluorocarbons and silicones. There is also some evidence that finely divided...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2006.03.026


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