A method of producing drop size distributions in emulsions
Miller, Richard Allen
Cohen, Ruben D.
Master of Science
A method of producing, collecting, and measuring drop size distributions in liquid-liquid emulsions has been developed. The emulsion is produced in a standardized cylindrical mixing tank. Dispersed phase droplets are encapsulated with a thin polymer film through a polycondensation reaction. Once encapsulated, the droplets behave as solid particles and may be removed from the mixing tank and measured. Data collected in the laboratory is used to support a proposed second law function, which may be used to test the validity of correlations that predict drop size distributions in emulsions.