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The hydrophobicity of non-aqueous liquids and their dispersion in water under de-gassed conditions

Pashley, Richard M; Francis, Mathew; Rzechowicz, Miles


Several recent studies have shown that many oils, such as hydrocarbons, fluorocarbons, silicone and natural oils, are more readily dispersed as fine (micron-sized) droplets in water when the mixtures are almost completely degassed. These observations have not yet been fully explained and so this paper examines the nature of hydrophobicity of a wide range of oils and considers both the cavitation process and the surface charging expected during the separation of hydrophobic materials in water....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.cocis.2007.07.005


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