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